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Posted by unknown on November 17th, 2019 in Corporate Announcements  ⟩  0 comments

PRESS RELEASE

Medix Biochemica expands to biomaterials for IVD industry through acquisition of Lee Biosolutions

  • Medix Biochemica has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares in Lee Biosolutions, a leading provider of a large variety of high-quality biomaterials for the in vitro diagnostics industry
  • The acquisition expands Medix Biochemica’s leading portfolio of bioreagents as well as provides Medix Biochemica with a strong platform for further growth in the US market
  • Burton Lee, the CEO and Chairman of Lee Biosolutions, will step down from daily operations and become a Senior Advisor and shareholder in Medix Biochemica
  • President and COO Matthew Lee of Lee Biosolutions will continue to head the operations of Lee Biosolutions
  • As a result of the transaction, the complementary product portfolios of Medix Biochemica and Lee Biosolutions will be available from a comprehensive global sales network

Medix Biochemica has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Lee Biosolutions to broaden its portfolio of critical raw materials for the in vitro diagnostics (“IVD”) industry and strengthen its local presence in the US market. Following the transaction, Lee Biosolutions will become a Center of Excellence focused on biomaterials for the IVD industry within Medix Biochemica’s group structure. President and COO of Lee Biosolutions, Matthew Lee, will head its operations and report to the CEO of Medix Biochemica. CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lee Biosolutions, Burton Lee, will continue as Senior Advisor over a transition period and become a shareholder in Medix Biochemica as part of the transaction.

Founded in 1975, Lee Biosolutions is a manufacturer of high-quality proteins, enzymes, antigens and biologicals used for quality controls and calibrators in the IVD industry. The company is known for its outstanding capabilities in protein purification and operational excellence in raw materials sourcing. Lee Biosolutions’ customers include most of the largest global in vitro diagnostics manufacturers as well as a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, research institutions and forensic laboratories. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We are excited about the partnership with Lee Biosolutions, which has gained a premium reputation as a provider of high-quality biomaterials for the IVD industry and achieved strong financial results. The complementary product offerings and regional presences of Lee Biosolutions and Medix Biochemica will enable us to serve our global customer base even better in the future”, says Ann-Christine Sundell, Chairman of the Board of Medix Biochemica.

“Lee Biosolutions has, under the leadership and ownership of Burton Lee, built an impressive product portfolio, strong customer base as well as committed and knowledgeable organization over the past decades. This partnership is a great first step in our pursuit to become the #1 choice for the IVD industry in critical raw materials“, says Teemu Alahuhta, Vice Chairman of the Board of Medix Biochemica and partner of DevCo Partners.

“I am very excited about the acquisition and working with an incredible group of Medix Biochemica and DevCo Partners. Together we have all the capabilities to become a juggernaut in the IVD raw materials industry”, says Burton Lee, CEO and Chairman of Lee Biosolutions.


About Medix Biochemica

Medix Biochemica is a leading Finnish biotechnology company focusing on high quality diagnostic raw materials and rapid tests for global diagnostic markets.We develop, produce and market antibodies, antigens and antibody services for the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry and serve the largest multinational IVD companies. Our MedixMAB™ antibodies are in use in billions of diagnostic tests all around the world to ensure accurate diagnostic results. Medix Biochemica’s products are used in over60countries with 90% of our sales coming from global markets. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with local offices in the USA and China.


For more information:

Ann-Christine Sundell, Chairman of the Board of Medix Biochemica
Mobile: +358 40 536 7703
Email: ac.sundell@parnet.fi 

Posted by Burton on May 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized Current Job Openings  ⟩  0 comments

Lee Biosolutions is seeking high caliber, dynamic and motivated Interns for 2018. As a student preparing for your career, it is important that you find an opportunity that is not only challenging to help you reach your potential but a place where you can learn and apply yourself. We will help you develop valuable relationships with knowledgeable mentors while making a significant contribution to the business.

You will work under the guidance of an experience manager and mentor. Your projects will involve working in a laboratory setting where we purify native enzymes and related proteins for the clinical diagnostic industry and the opportunity to learn specific skills that can enhance your career. In addition to having specific assignments that could enhance your career goals you will be expected to clean dishes, keep work spaces organized and follow procedures. Successful candidates should be a full time student working toward a BS, MS or a PhD with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. We have both paid and unpaid Internships depending upon openings that are available and internships can last for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year. Our internship program is designed to promote academic, career and personal development

Types of Interns and main focus.

High school interns – emphasis on communication and teamwork and working in a corporate environment with procedures.

Undergraduate students will intern in a job that is close or similar to their major and will be more scrutinized with their techniques and be given a specific project to complete

Graduate Students will intern in a job that is similar to their major and use their skills to do accomplish specific tasks and be able to demonstrate their accomplishments

You must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated and results-oriented. We do not accept any mailed or faxed resumes. Please go back to the Career Tab in order to access the online application. We will be asking for transcripts and references once we evaluate your application. We want interns who want to work hard, are a team player and have the utmost desire to be the best that you can be. PLEASE NOTE - WE GET A LOT OF RESUMES. WE WILL ONLY CALL YOU IF YOU ARE SELECTED. CLICK AND FILL OUT APPLICATION

Posted by Burton on May 17th, 2018 in Current Job Openings  ⟩  0 comments

Position: Senior Scientist (Click to Apply)

Employee Type: Full-Time

Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Company Overview

Lee Biosolutions is a 40+ year old, family-owned manufacturer of high quality native proteins, enzymes, antigens and biochemicals for the research, life science and in vitro diagnostic industry. Lee Biosolutions products are used in controls/calibrators, standards, cell culture media, immunogens for antibody manufacturing, enzymatic substrates and APIs, among others.

When joining Lee Biosolutions, you are choosing to join an innovative and dynamic organization with a long-term vision and commitment to its employees and their future. We look for candidates who have confidence and motivation, in addition to planning, organization and problem-solving skills. Candidates can expect to be a part of a winning workplace culture, which includes elements of respect, trust, pride, and camaraderie.

Job Summary

The Senior Scientist provides technical and scientific leadership to support new product development, troubleshooting and optimization of process and analytical methods, and technical communications with customers and suppliers. Senior Scientists are expected to operate independently and within small groups, identify and implement new methods, equipment, and technologies and must effectively perform the following duties:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. New product development: evaluates published literature and provides technical and economic analysis of product feasibility, performs experimental work to develop, optimize, scale up, and validate new production or analytical procedures, creates documents (SOPs, protocols, reports) needed for implementation of the new processes, trains employees in correct performance of the new processes.

2. Troubleshooting and optimization: evaluates customer feedback, company experience, and published literature to understand the nature of the problem, develops and tests potential solutions, implements solutions by revising documents and training affected employees.

3. Technical communications: reviews and answers scientific and technical questions from customers, communicates with suppliers regarding technical issues, prepares technical content for data sheets, applications notes, and the website, prepares papers for publication in trade and scientific journals, prepares patent applications.

4. Identification and implementation of new technology. Reads scientific and trade journals, communicates with suppliers and sources of new technology, attends seminars, webinars, and other presentations to identify new methods, equipment, and technologies.

5. Assists other employees as necessary. Examples include protein purification and analysis, calibration and preventive maintenance of equipment and facility, and filling of orders.

6. Assures that all work is properly recorded and signed off in lab notebooks, batch records, worksheets, or other appropriate documents.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Skills

It is expected that this individual is task and results-orientated, staying within the outline of project budget and time constraints to successfully complete work. Scientists are to generally operate independently and in small groups, providing leadership to developing scientific staff and the organization as a whole.

Education/Experience

PhD from an accredited college or university plus at least two years’ experience or master’s degree with at least seven years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, a lab coat, safety glasses or goggles, a face shield, a respirator or other equipment necessary for safe performance of the job requirements. The employee may be required to wear gloves, gowns, hairnets and other clothing to ensure product integrity.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Communication

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Able to use routine chemistry formulas.

Equipment Used

Personal computer Lyophilizers Multi-well plate reader
pH/conductivity meters Chromatography columns Chromatography systems
Pipettes Pumps Fraction collectors
Balances Spectrophotometers UV monitors
Centrifuges Ultra-filtration/diafiltration equipment Clinical analyzers
Mixers Electrophoresis/blotting equipment Homogenizer
Laminar flow hood

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Posted by Burton on May 17th, 2018 in Current Job Openings  ⟩  0 comments

Lee Biosolutions is seeking a Protein Chemist - Level II with experience in purifying natural-sourced proteins and enzymes. Successful candidates must have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology or biological sciences with a BS and 3-5 yrs of industry experience.

Your skill set should be concentrated in protein isolation and purification utilizing classical methodologies that include Affinity, SEC, HPLC, Ion Exchange and Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography. You must be able to perform SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISA assays, electrophoresis and to follow a complex assay protocols. It is a plus if you have experience in assay development, enzyme kinetics, and experimental design although most of your time will be production oriented. You must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be highly motivated and results-oriented. Please apply online. We do not accept any mailed or faxed resumes. Please Go back to the Career Tab in order to access the online application.

Posted by Burton on May 17th, 2018 in Current Job Openings  ⟩  0 comments

Lee Biosolutions is adding more personnel to its growing team and is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to work in our biochemistry lab. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in science plus one years laboratory experience or a two year degree in science with 3-5 years experience. You must have practical skills in operation of standard laboratory equipment (pipette, balance, pH and conductivity meter, UV-VIS spectrophotometer and others). You must have practical skills in preparation of buffers and stock solutions from established formulas. You must be able to accurately dispense from milligram to gram quantities of biochemical product. You must have excellent organization and record keeping skills. Requirements include working with biological extracts from blood to animal tissue. A plus if you have practical experience with preventive maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment.

As a Laboratory Assistant you will have to wash laboratory glassware, dispense biochemical products, prepare stock solutions and adjust pH , perform maintenance and calibration of refrigerators, freezers, incubators, balances, pipettes, spectrophotometers, thermometers and electrophoresis apparatus. You will be performing daily and monthly maintenance of automated clinical analyzers. You will be expected to perform standard preparations according to established procedures and assist chemists with extraction, centrifugation and chromatography. Please apply online. We do not accept any mailed or faxed resumes. Please Go back to the Career Tab in order to access the online application.