908 Devices (Nasdaq: MASS), a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held TRACE Analytics GmbH, based in Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of on-line analysis and sampling systems for biotech applications. 908 Devices expects the acquired technology to enable its mass spec devices as on-line bioprocess monitors.
Founded in 2003, TRACE Analytics develops on-line aseptic sampling systems and novel biosensors for bioreactor monitoring and control. Their validated technology, in single-use and reusable configurations, is applied in mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentations at all levels of the bioprocess chain, from research and development to large scale production.
“The addition of TRACE Analytics enables us to take a measurable step forward in our goal to build a connected and comprehensive bioanalytics platform,” said Dr. Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and Co-founder of 908 Devices. “We are excited to have the TRACE Analytics team join us as we work together to meet the needs of our customers with on-line devices that provide actionable insights and enable Bioprocessing 4.0.”
“Our focus has been to develop robust and easy to maintain devices for bioprocess monitoring and control,” said Dr. Wolfgang Künnecke, founder of TRACE Analytics. “We feel a strong affinity with 908 Devices, and we look forward to working together to develop innovative on-line analyzers.”
The purchase consideration includes an initial cash payment of $15.3 million and up to an additional $2.0 million of contingent cash consideration upon the achievement of certain milestones over the next two years.
908 Devices will discuss this acquisition on a conference call for its second quarter 2022 financial results before market open on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 5:30 am Pacific Time / 8:30 am Eastern Time. A webcast of the conference call can be accessed at https://ir.908devices.com/news-events/events. The webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 90 days after the event.
About 908 Devices
908 Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: MASS) is democratizing laboratory mass spectrometry with its simple handheld and desktop devices, addressing critical-to-life applications. The Company’s devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, pharma / biopharma, forensics and adjacent markets. The Company is headquartered in the heart of Boston, where it designs and manufactures innovative products that bring together the power of mass spectrometry, microfluidic separations, software automation and machine learning. For more information, visit www.908devices.com.
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