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Miltenyi Biotec GmbH. (6/27/17). "Press Release: Miltenyi Biotec Acquires Sensovation".

Organisation Organisation KfW Bankengruppe (Group)
  Group Germany (govt)
Products Product imaging technology (diagnostics)
  Product 2 BIOTECH
Index term Index term Sensovation–Miltenyi Biotec: investment, 201706 acquisition by Milteny from HeidelbergCapital + KfW/tbg
Persons Person Miltenyi, Stefan (Miltenyi Biotec 201404 Founder + President)
  Person 2 Hing, Paul (Sensovation 201110 CTO)

Miltenyi Biotec, a leading global pioneer in cell processing and development of new technology for cell therapy, has purchased Sensovation AG from the previous shareholders of the holding company HeidelbergCapital and KfW/tbg. Sensovation AG in Radolfzell specializes in the design and production of smart imaging solutions for clinical diagnostics and biotechnology.

Founded in 2000, Sensovation AG has become a specialized supplier of digital pathology and multiplex diagnostic systems. At their headquarters in Radolfzell, the company employs around 30 highly-qualified specialists in optics, mechanics, electronics, and software. This acquisition will not only enable Miltenyi Biotec to expand its own product portfolio, but also to further develop the site in Radolfzell and to utilize the specialist skills of the Sensovation team to create new products. Stefan Miltenyi, founder and Managing Director of Miltenyi Biotec said: “We are very much looking forward to working with our new colleagues in Radolfzell, whose expertise in the design and serial production of high-performance diagnostic instrumentation is beyond all doubt.”

Paul Hing, founder and Chairman of Sensovation said: “This takeover will result in an alliance between the Sensovation staff’s long-term experience in the design and production of scientific imaging instrumentation and the medical and diagnostics expertise of Miltenyi Biotec, opening up a whole range of new possibilities in product development.”

Christian Böhme, Senior Associate (lead management), Julia Braun, Senior Associate, Clara Gollwitzer, Associate and Berthold Hummel, Partner, all of Dechert LLP, Munich represented the interests of the divesting consortium; Dr Andreas Schrettl (lead management) and Dr Johannes Richter of the law firm, SGP Rechtsanwälte, Munich represented the purchaser, Miltenyi Biotec.

Sensovation AG

Sensovation develops and produces intelligent imaging solutions which are used mainly in clinical diagnostics and biotechnology. These imaging systems range from highlysensitive scientific cameras and instruments for multiplex diagnostics to innovative digital microscopy for pathology. The main focus of Sensovation’s business is on OEM partnerships. The OEM partners use Sensovation products for detection and data analysis in diagnostic applications worldwide.

Miltenyi Biotec

Miltenyi Biotec develops products and services that promote biomedical research and cell therapy. The extensive MACS® product portfolio allows scientists and clinicians to isolate, analyze, process, and apply primary cells and their derivatives.

The integrated technologies include a variety of applications for sample preparation, cell isolation, cell sorting, flow cytometry, cell culture, and molecular analysis. More than 2,000 employees in 25 countries are passionately developing solutions that contribute to scientific progress and promote the development of cellular therapies.

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