Millstone Medical Outsourcing acquires Ethide Labs

Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that it completed its acquisition of regulatory testing services provider Ethide Labs.

Fall River, Massachusetts-based Millstone completed its acquisition on Nov. 14, 2022.

West Warwick, Rhode Island-based Ethide Labs brings more than 60 years of experience in regulatory testing services for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The certified laboratory completes more than 5,000 tests annually on more than 100 unique products. It provides testing for ethylene oxide (EO) residual, microbiology, bioburden, sterility, and package integrity testing, as well as environmental monitoring services.

Millstone said the acquisition of Ethide Labs ensures in-house access to its full range of testing services. The company also expects it to strengthen its end-to-end expert sourcing and support services. This acquisition accompanies another recent buy, with the company acquiring laboratory testing service provi…

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Millstone Medical Outsourcing buys MycoScience

Millstone Medical Outsourcing has purchased MycoScience, the companies said today.

Fall River, Massachusetts-based Millstone said it closed the deal on Nov. 14. Terms were not disclosed.

Willington, Connecticut-based MycoScience is an ISO 13485 certified contract manufacturing organization operating out of an FDA-registered facility. The company has more than three decades of experience in medical device and pharmaceutical laboratory testing, environmental testing and related regulatory support services.

“With the acquisition of MycoScience, we can offer our customers more support and better controls around product testing, with a single expert point of contact,” Millstone CEO Karl Neuberger said in a news release. “The more advanced and thorough post-manufacturing and aftermarket services we can offer our customers, the more we can support them in creating and accelerating products that change patients’ lives. This acquisition brings together two compan…

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Millstone Medical Outsourcing expands cleanroom facility

Millstone Medical Outsourcing said today that it has broken ground on a 5,000-square-foot cleanroom facility expansion at its Fall River, Massachusetts headquarters.

The project is Millstone’s third cleanroom expansion. The additional Class 10,000/ISO7-rated cleanroom space is for medical device packaging operations. It will bring the company’s total cleanroom footprint to 20,000 square feet.

Responding to increased market demands

Millstone Medical Outsourcing officials say they’ve seen increased demand for cleanroom packaging and assembly services with expert support. The need to comply with the new European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) has been a significant driver. According to the company, the MDR has increased the need to convert products from non-sterile to sterile packaging.

“Throughout its history, Millstone has been strategic about staying ahead of customer growth and evolving needs with the addition of capacity bef…

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