Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Ahura Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ahura Scientific, a c

Ahura Scientific's products expand Thermo Fisher's portfolio of portable analytical devices designed to provide customers with the ability to identify and authenticate a range of molecular and elemental substances in the field.

Based in Wilmington, Ahura Scientific has approximately 120 employees and generated full-year revenue of approximately $45m in 2009. The company will be integrated into Thermo Fisher's Analytical Technologies Segment.

Earlier in January 2010, Thermo Fisher Scientific had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ahura Scientific for $145m in cash plus the potential for an earn-out payment based on the achievement of certain 2010 financial targets.