Strand Life Sciences acquires India diagnostics business from Quest Diagnostics

The acquisition of Quest Diagnostics' assets is expected to boost the product portfolio of Strand Life Sciences helping it to strengthen and expand its base further

Strand Life Sciences is a premier life science informatics innovation company. Founded in 2000, Strand is a leader in technology innovations for healthcare using genomics.

New Delhi: Strand Life Sciences, a Bengaluru based specialized research and diagnostics company on 8th October announced an agreement to acquire the India medical diagnostics business of Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.

“This acquisition is an important addition to our network of 24 diagnostic labs across India, especially as we continue to expand our work in oncology, genomics, and precision medicine. It adds strong North India presence and marquee clientele that includes leading hospital chains, corporates and pharmaceutical clients to our portfolio, making us India’s leading specialized diagnostics company”, said Dr Ramesh Hariharan, Chief Executive Officer, Strand Life Sciences.

Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, President and CEO, Quest Diagnostics, commented: “We have built a diagnostic laboratory in India with a reputation for quality over the past 10 years. As our business model has evolved, we believe Strand Life Sciences is well positioned to continue the important work of empowering the people of India to improve their health with diagnostic insights.”

The two companies will work together to manage the transition, and aim to close the sale by the end of first quarter 2019. Terms of this transaction were not disclosed.