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Smithers buys ESG from Covance

The US consulting and testing company, the Smithers Group (Akron, Ohio), has completed the purchase of the UK contract research firm, Environmental Sciences Group (ESG – Harrogate, North Yorkshire), from US company Covance Laboratories (Princeton, New Jersey). It becomes part of Smithers’ environmental services arm, Smithers Viscient (Wareham, Massachusetts). The deal was agreed last month ( Agrow No 640, p 2).


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