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Strong partnerships for pharmaceutical testing At the beginning of 2016, Pharma Test Apparatebau AG announced the acquisition of the company J&M Analytik AG. For the experts in the field of high-quality testing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, this is only one of many partnerships, enabling sustainable growth and ongoing innovative developments. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS I PHOTOS: PHARMA TEST APPARATEBAU AG
The story of Pharma Test begins in 1979. Founded as a family enterprise, its development and consequent production of test devices and systems for Quality Control in the pharmaceutical sector have continuously been able to match the requirements of producers worldwide. Offering a complete product range from physical testing instruments to fully automated, analytical systems, the devices are able to test tablets, capsules, suppositories, ampoules and other solid dosage formats. In all of that, quality comes first for Pharma Test, which is proud of its ‘Made in Germany’ label. In line with the company’s organic growth strategy, the acquisition of
J&M Analytik enables Pharma Test to expand its options for the analytical test systems. A German manufacturer and developer of fibre optic diode-array spectrometer systems, J&M Analytic are just the right innovative partner for the future. Naturally, this is a two-way street, as J&M Analytic will profit from Pharma Test’s global operations and be able to deliver its own solutions on this scale as well. Björn Fähler, CEO of Pharma Test, explains: “J&M has been on the cutting edge of fibre optic technology for years, with extensive expertise in laboratory and process analytics.” This expertise will enable Pharma Test to add a deeper
understanding of optical systems and analytical technologies to its portfolio. “Now, by joining the Pharma Test team, we are able to expand our horizons and contribute to our growth on a much greater scale,” says Harald Nitsche, CEO of J&M Analytic. After the process of acquisition, J&M Analytic has remained a distinct company and thus become a member of the Pharma Test company group. For Pharma Test, this group or network of various companies facilitates the necessary strength to not only respond to the innovations made by international pharmaceutical producers, but to also develop innovative solutions themselves. In that regard, partnerships like the one with J&M Analytic are no coincidence, but an integral part of Pharma Test’s strategic developments. www.pharma-test.de www.j-m.de Issue 44 | November 2016 | 113
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