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26th August 2020 | Press Releases

Astrea Bioseparations acquires Essential Life Solutions

  • Astrea Bioseparations acquires Essential Life Solutions providing expanded product range and sales reach
  • SNAP® columns to complement Astrea’s existing column offerings
  • Astrea to establish North American presence in greater Boston area

Cambridge, UK – August 26th, 2020 – Astrea Bioseparations Ltd is pleased to announce closing of the acquisition of Essential Life Solutions Ltd, a US corporation with an established range of chromatography columns and accessories used in life science research and bioprocess development.

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Essential Life Solutions. The company’s SNAP® column products are a recognized premium brand for research and small-scale purification of biological products and perfectly complement Astrea’s existing range of bioprocess columns” said Dr Steve Burton, CEO of Astrea. “We are very proud that Dan Yukon, an acknowledged chromatography expert, will join the management team at Astrea and will support the company in his new role as Head of Regional Sales, North America” added Dr Burton.

This acquisition also provides Astrea with direct operations in the US in the greater Boston area, a world-leading life sciences hub, which will further enhance the company’s ability to support its North American customers.

Having established a very strong reputation with Essential Life Solutions including the SNAP® column range, I am very pleased to join Astrea Bioseparations to further develop the company’s chromatography products and expand its market-share” Dan Yukon added.

About Astrea Bioseparations Ltd

Astrea Bioseparations Ltd. (formerly Prometic Bioseparations Ltd) is a bioseparations company specializing in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of bioseparation products including chromatography adsorbents and pre-packed chromatography columns. A wholly owned subsidiary of Gamma Biosciences, a life sciences tools platform supported by KKR, Astrea Bioseparations has R&D laboratories located at Cambridge, UK and manufacturing facilities located at the Isle of Man, British Isles and Joliette, Quebec, Canada.

About Essential Life Solutions Ltd

Essential Life Solutions provides a variety of equipment and services centered around its core competency of chromatography columns used in the purification of biopharmaceutical products. The company supplies empty columns, column accessories and provides column packing services from its facilities in Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA.

For further information please contact:

Beth Willers
White Matter Communications