Pace Analytical Purchases P3 Scientific of Oakdale, MN

Minneapolis, MN, April 06, 2007 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical is pleased to announce that, effective April 6, 2007, Pace Analytical Life Sciences, LLC has purchased the assets of P3 Scientific, Inc. in Oakdale, MN. P3 Scientific operates a life sciences testing facility in Oakdale that services the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.  The life sciences laboratory of Pace in Minneapolis, MN, will be combined into P3’s Oakdale laboratory facility.  The combined laboratory operation will be the leading life sciences testing laboratory in Minnesota focusing on pharmaceutical and medical device testing.

P3 Scientific was founded by its owner, Mr. William David, and employed a staff of approximately 80 people at the time of the sale.  The P3 laboratory is a full service pharmaceutical chemistry and microbiology testing facility.  It operates within a strict cGMP quality system and has been successfully audited by the FDA. 

The combined business will operate under the direction of Greg Kupp, Pace Analytical Life Science’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, who joined Pace Analytical about six months ago.  Prior to joining Pace, Greg was the Director of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Client Services for Lancaster Laboratories in Lancaster, PA, one of the leaders in the field of pharmaceutical testing in the United States.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical Life Sciences, commented, “The combination of P3 Scientific and Pace brings together the two leading commercial laboratories in Minnesota to create a stronger pharmaceutical and medical device testing capability.  We believe that our customers will derive significant benefits from this combination.”

Pace Analytical also operates a testing facility in San German, Puerto Rico, which serves the pharmaceutical and medical device industry with microbiological analysis, chemical analysis and facility validation services.

The combined operations of P3 Scientific and Pace Life Sciences provide USP compendial testing, raw materials testing, a broad spectrum of microbiology capabilities, facility validation support, chemical characterization for medical devices, and finished product testing—including product stability and product release. Other services include stability storage, analytical and microbiological method development,  extractables/leachables studies, and research capabilities.  Questions about service offerings can be directed to Jim Wheeler at (612) 607-6353.

Pace Analytical Life Sciences, LLC is a sister company of Pace Analytical Services, Inc., the second largest environmental testing laboratory company in the United States. Pace Analytical ope rates a nationwide network of eleven laboratories and nine service centers. With certifications that cover most jurisdictions, Pace Analytical offers an array of unique services, capabilities and project support for thousands of professionals in industry, pharmaceutical, engineering, consulting and government. Pace prides itself in providing clients – both on a national and local level – with exceptional service, legally defensible data and convenient online data management.