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Donaldson (DCI) Acquires Biotechnology Company Isolere Bio
Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI - Free Report) has acquired Durham, NC-based early-stage biotechnology company Isolere Bio. The financial terms of the transaction were kept under wraps.
Isolere Bio produces novel and proprietary IsoTag reagents and accompanying filtration processes. These products are used for the purification and streamlined manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals. Compared to competing solutions, IsoTag reagents are made to enhance product quality and purity to provide quick and affordable therapy to patients worldwide. It is worth noting that the IsoTag reagents were initially aimed for the purification of viral vectors used for cell and gene therapies.
The Isolere buyout will enable Donaldson to create leading separation and filtration solutions for emerging genetic-based drugs. Donaldson’s filtration excellence, together with Isolere’s affinity-phase separation technology, will bring end-to-end solutions to the life sciences industry.
When commercialized, Isolere’s revenues will be reported within the Donaldson Life Sciences segment.
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“With the integral addition of Isolere to our Life Sciences portfolio, Donaldson is positioned to create premier separation and filtration solutions for emerging genetic-based drugs,” said Tod Carpenter, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Donaldson.
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In the past 60 days, Valmont’s earnings estimates have increased 0.3% for 2023. The stock has rallied 4.2% in the past six months.