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Intertek Buys Ciba Expert Services Division

April 7, 2010 (FinancialWire) — Intertek (OTC: IKTSF) a provider of quality and safety solutions to a range of industries, said it has acquired Ciba Expert Services’ Environmental, Safety, & Testing and Regulatory businesses, including Cantox Health Sciences and Ashuren Health Sciences.

Cantox and Ashuren are scientific research and regulatory consulting organizations providing solutions for clients in food and nutrition, agriculture, biotechnology, consumer products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Ciba Expert Services adds a GLP accredited, Pharmaceutical Services laboratory in Basel, Switzerland to Intertek’s international Analytical Services facilities and new advanced testing services to the pharmaceutical, specialty chemical and performance materials industries in the UK, USA and India.

According to Intertek, the acquisition strengthens its scope and depth for regulatory consulting to meet customers’ needs in managing their products.

The company said that, with the deal, more than 200 specialists located in Canada, Switzerland, Brazil, USA, China, India, Italy, Japan and the UK will join Intertek and extend Intertek services international customers in many of its current business lines, with new analytical services competencies and health and environmental consulting services in particular.

U.K.-based Intertek is a provider of quality and safety solutions, including auditing and inspection, testing, quality assurance and certification.

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