MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – Matrix Sciences has added significant, new capabilities to its roster of client services with the acquisition of Pacific Agricultural Laboratory (PAL), a state-of-the art facility in Portland Oregon that provides pesticide residue testing of fruits and vegetables.

Matrix Sciences CEO Robert Wiebe said the acquisition of PAL represents a big step forward in the Matrix vision to build a full-service network for customers.

“PAL is truly one of the few laboratories in the country with such an unparalled level of expertise in the highly-specialized field of residue testing,” Wiebe said. “That expertise combined with an impressive dedication to meeting the needs of customers is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest, across the country and even internationally and we are thrilled to welcome PAL to the Matrix network of businesses.”

PAL’s Founder and Laboratory Director, Steve Thun says he is optimistic about the future of the company under the Matrix banner.

“I genuinely look forward to being a part of Matrix Sciences, which will give us the ability to expand these vitally important services into other parts of the country,” Thun said. “Matrix and PAL share a commitment to help our customers bring safe, quality food to market through analytical excellence and customer service.”


For inquiries please contact:

Steve Thun, Pacific Agricultural Laboratory:

Felicia Shotkoski, Matrix Sciences: