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Pace Analytical Purchases Microseeps Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA

Recent acquisitions of ZymaX and Microseeps creates a unique high level testing business to support our consulting and industrial customers who have complex soil and groundwater contamination projects.

Minneapolis, MN, August 30, 2013 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical, the second largest environmental testing firm in the U.S., announces the acquisition of Microseeps Laboratories in Pittsburgh, PA. Microseeps is a leading testing source for the environmental remediation process known as monitored natural attenuation (MNA) and compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) in support of in-situ remediation techniques for the degradation of subsurface contaminants. Microseeps has worked with USEPA, USGS, API and DOE.

Microseeps is a recognized leader in Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA)—as is our new ZymaX Forensics laboratory located in Escondido, CA. With the combined capabilities and capacity of both labs, Pace Analytical has become one of the industry’s strongest providers of these specialty niche services in the United States and around the world.

Dr. Robert Pirkle, the President and one of the founders of Microseeps, will be joining Pace along with Dr. Patrick McLaughlin. Both are recognized technical experts in compound specific isotope analysis.

Microseeps will be aligned with our Pittsburgh, Pa., laboratory and our Escondido, Ca., laboratory to combine these complementary services. Dennis Leeke, our General Manager in Pittsburgh, will oversee both lab operations. Microseeps will continue to operate from its current location, providing us two locations in the Pittsburgh area with convenient courier services and sample drop-off points.

Commented Steve Vanderboom, Pace Analytical CEO: “The combination of ZymaX Forensics, Microseeps and Pace will create an even stronger partnership for our industrial and consulting customers as they tackle their complex remediation projects. The experience of our ZymaX and Microseeps technical team creates one of the strongest of its kind in the world. I’m confident this group of experts will help our customers identify and implement the most cost-effective remediation techniques.”

About Pace Analytical

For 35 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services to a broad range of clients, markets and industries. Today, Pace Analytical is recognized as the industry’s second largest environmental testing firm in the United States, operating a nationwide network of twenty laboratories, three specialty services laboratories and twenty one service centers. Pace prides itself in providing both national and local coverage with exceptional service, legally defensible data, and convenient/reliable online data management. Pace’s specialty analytical services include air toxics, vapor intrusion, biota analysis, sediment testing, dioxin/furan analysis, drinking water analysis, UCMR-3 testing, radiochemistry, forensics and more.