Vertical integration acquisition aimed at securing strategic enzymes for Wobenzym product formulation
QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Atrium Innovations Inc. (TSX: ATB), a globally recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based dietary supplements endorsed by health professionals, today announced the acquisition of Enzimas S.A., a manufacturer of Trypsin and Chymotrypsin enzymes based in Lujan, Argentina.
Through this transaction, the Company acquires a manufacturing facility and process that is approved by various regulatory bodies in countries where Wobenzym products are sold. This acquisition was aimed at securing two critical enzymes, which are in relatively short supply worldwide in the quality required for the formulation of Wobenzym products. Furthermore, the transaction is supported by an attractive potential return on investment based on anticipated manufacturing cost savings.
Atrium Innovations Inc. is a globally recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based natural health products endorsed by health professionals. The Company distributes its extensive portfolio of products mainly in the healthcare practitioner and health food and specialized store channels, with a primary focus in North America and Europe. Atrium is at the forefront of science, innovation and education in the dietary supplement industry. The Company has over 1,000 employees and operates seven manufacturing facilities. Additional information is available at www.atrium-innovations.com.
About Enzimas S.A.
Enzimas S.A. is a manufacturer of Trypsin and Chymotrypsin extracted from bovine and porcine glands. It is the only BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) accredited supplier of those enzymes and was the exclusive supplier of Trypsin and Chymotrypsin to Atrium Group. The company has approximately 50 employees and operates a facility in Lujan, Argentina.
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