Hygiena completes purchase of DuPont food safety unit

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Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, announced the completion of its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics, the global food safety diagnostics business of DuPont.

The business was originally formed in 1992 as Qualicon. Hygiena will now sell the former DuPont Diagnostics products under the Hygiena brand through its entity, Qualicon Diagnostics LLC.

The company will retain operations in Delaware.

“We are excited to welcome the team to Hygiena and look forward betterserving our global food and beverage customers by offering a wider food safety testing portfolio,” said Steven Nason, CEO of Hygiena. “Hygiena now offers testing solutions to cover the full food manufacturing process, from sanitation monitoring to finished product testing. With the growth of our worldwide team, we can now offer even greater service and support for all Hygiena customers around the globe. We are excited to continue investing in new product research and development and further expand our product portfolio through acquisitions.”

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With the acquisition, Hygiena has expanded its portfolio of food safety diagnostics products to include all of DuPont Diagnostics’ business assets, including the BAX System, RiboPrinter System, Lateral Flow System, StatMedia and Dehydrated Culture Media product lines. The combined product portfolio enables Hygiena to provide a more comprehensive suite of products and solutions for its global food and beverage customers.

Headquartered in in Camarillo, CA, Hygiena has offices in Wilmington, the United Kingdom and China.

Warburg Pincus LLC is a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $44 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm has an active portfolio of more than 130 companies

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