Pace Analytical® Acquires Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc.
Acquisition brings new environmental microbiology testing services to the Pace national lab network
Minneapolis, MN, June 4, 2020 – Pace Analytical Services, LLC, the largest American-owned laboratory network providing environmental and life sciences analytical information and services, today announced that it has acquired Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc., the leading environmental microbiology testing laboratory with eight lab locations nationwide.
“Aerobiology is an accredited environmental lab with a strong focus on quality. This acquisition strengthens our microbiology core with added testing services and proficiency in fungal, bacterial, and asbestos testing,” notes Eric Roman, CEO of Pace Analytical. “We were extremely impressed with the leadership and laboratory operations of Aerobiology and their natural alignment to our commitment to quality and customer focus. The services gained through this acquisition will provide value to Pace clients and allow us to meet an expanded list of environmental testing and analysis needs.”
As a result of the transaction, Pace Analytical will add the following certified and accredited laboratory services:
Indoor Air Quality: A depth of bacterial and fungal air testing and analysis.
Water Quality: Testing and analysis of waterborne pathogens including Legionella, Pseudomonas, Mycobacterium, Acinetobacter, HPC, E. coli, and others.
Asbestos: Bulk material testing and analysis of all six forms of asbestos.
USP 797 (United States Pharmacopeia, chapter 797): Surface area testing and analysis for healthcare institutions, pharmacies, and related facilities to ensure the sterilization of drugs used in compounding sterile preparations.
Aerobiology brings eight new laboratories and two service centers to the Pace Analytical national lab network. From these labs, the company will extend many of its current environmental testing and analytical services. Pace will also incorporate services exclusive to Aerobiology into some of its existing lab locations.
“This is exciting for me and for Aerobiology on many levels. We will be able to bring more passionate microbiologists onto the Aerobiology team – and provide them with opportunities for growth. I am also looking forward to meeting and servicing new customers across our collective lab services, while collaborating with Pace scientists to bring on new tests and additional technologies,” comments Suzanne Blevins, Technical Director and Founder of Aerobiology. “Now, as a Pace Analytical Laboratory, we will have the added infrastructure and resources to expand our lab services, reach new customers, and invest in new technologies.”
Aerobiology will continue to operate under its existing brand as a division of Pace Analytical Environmental Services. Blevins and her team will remain to lead the Division which will operate as Aerobiology, A Pace Analytical Laboratory.
About Aerobiology Laboratory Associates
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. has provided microbial indoor air quality services for over twenty years. Since its inception, the company has grown, adding lab locations and services while gaining industry recognition through key certification and accreditation bodies including the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ELITE Program, and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). In addition, the company was one of the first laboratories to be accredited for environmental microbiology by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). More at Aerobiology.net.
About Pace Analytical®
Pace Analytical® Services, LLC makes the world a safer, healthier place. For decades, we have been the trusted source for quality environmental and life sciences lab testing and analysis and the resource for scientific lab staffing, regulatory, and equipment services. Our work is done in partnership with our clients by providing the science and the data they need to make critical decisions that benefit us all. Pace delivers science better to businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and more through the largest, American-owned and nationally certified laboratory network.