Life science research distributor Nordic BioSite Group acquires Austrian Szabo-Scandic to further expand geographical footprint – with ultimate goal of becoming an even stronger partner to its suppliers and customers.

Nordic BioSite Group (NBG) is a leading European supplier of research and diagnostics products, with a particularly strong position within antibodies and other research reagents. Through the combination of Nordic Biosite AB in the Nordics, Sanbio BV in Benelux and Biomol GmbH in Germany, the Group has built a solid presence in Northern Europe. In adding Austrian Szabo-Scandic GmbH to the network, the Group will be able to better represent its suppliers and bring exciting new products to customers.

“We have followed Szabo-Scandic for many years and have been highly impressed by their skilled staff and impressive supplier and customer networks. We see strong potential for creating a pan-European life science research distributor, serving suppliers across Europe, and Austria was a natural next step for our growing footprint” says CEO Wilco van Hamond.

Co-owner and retiring CEO of Szabo-Scandic Johannes Bauer adds “I see a strong logic for consolidation and see a bright future for Szabo Scandic as part of the larger Nordic BioSite Group. This will offer opportunities for our customers and suppliers, but also my dedicated employees”.

“We are impressed by Szabo-Scandic’s management team and recognise that the company’s services are of great value to its suppliers and customers. We look forward to continuing to support NBG in building a truly pan-European distribution platform”, says Lene Stern, chairman of the board of NBG.

For further information:
Nordic BioSite: Wilco van Hamond,, +31 653 94 19 04
Adelis Equity Partners: Lene Stern,, +46 70-281 34 24

About Nordic BioSite Group
Nordic BioSite has been a leading supplier of products for research and diagnostics for over 20 years. Together with Sanbio (Benelux) and BioMol (Germany) the Group has a highly skilled employee base across Europe who provide products, expertise and support to thousands of researchers. For further information please visit

About Szabo-Scandic
Szabo Scandic has been a leading life science trade and service partner for over 60 years in its home market, Austria. Its highly qualified employees support local customers in gaining access to innovative products from top quality global life science manufacturers. For further information please visit