Hygiena Buys Food Safety Business From DuPont

Camarillo-based Hygiena, which provides food safety and environmental sanitation testing, said this morning that it has acquired the food safety diagnostics business of DuPont. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Hygiena--which is owned by private equity investor Warburg Pincus--is buying all of DuPont Diagnostics business assets, including its BAX and RiboPrinter Systems, associated test kits, its sales, R&D and manufacturing organization, and in-house production.