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Ciba Acquires Cantox Health Sciences International

June 7, 2006

SWITZERLAND: To broaden its regulatory consulting services, Ciba Specialty Chemicals has acquired Cantox Health Sciences International, a scientific consulting firm with offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Privately owned Cantox Health Sciences International specializes in developing scientific and strategic regulatory plans, resolving complex toxicology and scientific issues and facilitating timely regulatory approvals. Its specialized scientific staff is focused on food and nutrition, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, chemicals, as well as agriculture, biotech and consumer products.
This acquisition complements Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ current Expert Services’ offering, which provides comprehensive regulatory consultancy, including analytical and laboratory service support for developing and implementing worldwide regulatory strategies. Ciba’s service offering covers neat chemicals, polymers and end-use articles to be commercialized in domestic and international markets.
“This focused transaction offers great advantage to customers of both organizations and fits well with our strategy of building on our core competencies,” said Adrian Knott, global head, Ciba Expert Services.

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