COLUMBUS, OH – Matrix Sciences is pleased to announce the acquisition of Richter International.

Richter International provides a unique level of expertise and service to the food industry. Since 1997, Dr. Edward Richter has built a company that has set a standard for applying rigorous science and know-how within the food industry.  He has become a trusted food industry partner and has worked with large and small organizations alike to address both problems and opportunities in a way that has allowed them to sustainably build their businesses and reduce their risk.  Based in Columbus (OH), Richter provides consulting, research, and program development services and process authority validation, in addition to a comprehensive scope of microbiology testing services.

 “We joined Matrix Sciences to be a part of a larger organization that sees the value and importance of maintaining high standards for science and client service.” said Dr. Richter. Matrix’s expanding scope, geographic coverage and investment is an ideal environment for Richter International to continue providing food quality and safety service well into the future.” said Dr. Richter

 “Food companies face an increasingly complex challenge in bringing safe food to market.  Dr. Richter and his team have truly set themselves apart from the market in their ability to combine deep technical expertise with a practical approach.” said Robert Wiebe, CEO of Matrix Sciences.  “Richter International is central to our strategy to lead the industry by providing true full service food safety solutions”

 Richter International joins Northland Laboratories as a part of the growing portfolio of companies inside Matrix Sciences.  Matrix’s vision is to grow by building a portfolio of companies that uniquely address food safety challenges based on their expertise and customer-focus.