Merck acquires German laboratory informatics company

Merck acquires German laboratory informatics company

4:37 AM, 7th August 2019
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DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Merck KGaA has acquired BSSN Software, a Germany-based laboratory informatics company that makes data more readily accessible for ease of integration, collaboration, analysis and long-term archiving.

Since 2014, Merck has been working with BSSN Software, which primarily served pharmaceutical and food and beverage customers and provided services to facilitate standard laboratory efforts. BSSN Software was the first company to introduce to the market a complete AnIML implementation, an open standardized XML data format for storing and sharing of experiment data.

With this acquisition, Merck is combining BSSN’s technology with its market access and laboratory domain knowledge to develop and commercialize an open and interoperable platform for laboratory data.

Merck is committed to the continued development and support of the current BSSN Software product portfolio, its customers and partnerships, as well as an open ecosystem building on the AnIML standard and Standardization in Lab Automation.

BSSN’s employees have joined Merck as part of its Applied Digital Lab Productivity Solutions team.

“BSSN Software and the capabilities that it brings will allow Merck’s customers to better use and share their scientific data — the most important part of laboratory experiments. We acquired this company for commercial growth of the lab data management technology that BSSN provided for many years. This acquisition creates opportunity and gives Merck a unique position in this fast-paced market,” said Jean-Charles Wirth, head of Applied Solutions at the Life Science business sector of Merck.

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