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DuPont: Hygiena to Buy Food Safety Diagnostics Business

DuPont’s DD Nutrition & Health business announced that its global food safety diagnostics business will be acquired by Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company. The buyout will include all of DuPont Diagnostics business assets, including the BAX and RiboPrinter Systems and related test kits, a global and technically trained sales, R&D and manufacturing organization, and in-house production capacity. However, the business will retain its name – Qualicon – after acquisition by Hygiena.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, after meeting the customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances. However, the companies did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

The integration of DuPont Diagnostics and Hygiena will create a broad food safety diagnostics company that can cater to the needs of the customer better. For Hygiena, the acquisition will bolster its...


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