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LGC acquires LINK and strengthens its oligo reagents offering

19 July 2017

We're so excited to announce today that LINK is now part of LGC, a leading international tools and solutions provider for the life sciences industry.

LGC will combine its Biosearch oligonucleotide reagent group, its Prime Synthesis CPG business and LINK into a newly-formed Nucleic Acid Chemistry business unit that will sit within its Genomics division and trade as LGC LINK.

Brian Kim, President and Managing Director, Genomics division, LGC, said, "We are delighted to be adding LINK to our portfolio of oligonucleotide reagents. LINK's products are a great complement to LGC's, providing our customers with an expanded product range, increased supply chain security, improved global logistics and industry-leading customer support."

Marc Lemaitre, Chairman of LINK said, "Over three decades, LINK has developed excellence in manufacturing a large portfolio of reagents for oligonucleotide synthesis, which are sold across the world. As a result, our products are found in many research, diagnostic and increasingly therapeutic oligonucleotides. Further to the acquisition, LINK will become an integral part of the LGC family and better placed to meet the challenges presented by the rapid development of the international markets for oligonucleotides. The new Nucleic Acid Chemistry business unit, incorporating the LINK, Biosearch and Prime-Synthesis portfolios, will be a tremendous one-stop-shop for a large array of customers. LGC's offering and international reach fit perfectly with LINK's manufacturing and customer support capabilities. We expect rapid growth of the combined group."

What does this mean for our customers?

The great news is that everything you love about LINK will remain the same: we're still the same people, in the same location, providing you with the same high quality products and customer service you rely on. Before long you will start to see some positive changes, such as an expanded product portfolio to offer customers the most comprehensive oligo reagents catalogue available. We will, of course, keep our customers up to date with these changes. In the meantime, it is "business as usual" and we look forward to continuing working with all our customers.

There are some common questions answered below, however please contact us if you wish further information.


Your questions answered:

Do I need to change how I order?

No, just order by email to, order online, or from your existing distributor as normal.

What about my open orders?

Nothing changes, you will still receive the same updates about these as before.

Is technical support changing?

We will be making improvements to this soon, however you can still raise a ticket on our Help Centre as normal.

Will you be raising prices?

Absolutely not. In fact, we will continue to make our pricing as competitive as we possibly can.

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