In December, Neogen announced that it had acquired the assets of Rivard Instruments, Inc., of Winnipeg, Canada. Rivard Instruments and Neogen's subsidiary, Ideal Instruments, Inc., are both manufacturers of detectable veterinary hypodermic needles. The acquisition settles lengthy litigation between the two companies regarding numerous patents owned by each.
Neogen's second quarter also saw Forbes Magazine name Neogen to its annual list of the 200 Best Small Companies in America for the sixth time in eight years. The Forbes list is based on growth in sales, earnings, and return on equity for the past five years, and the latest 12 months.
Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company's Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen's Animal Safety Division markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants, and rodenticides.
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|SOURCE Neogen Corporation|
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