Industry News: BioDot accelerates customer innovation through acquisition by ATS Automation

Integration expands automated, ultra-low volume dispensing capabilities across point-of-care diagnostics, clinical diagnostics and the life sciences, positioning customers for further growth

15 Jun 2021


BioDot, Inc., the market leader in automated, high-throughput, ultra-low volume dispensing systems, today shared its perspective on its acquisition by ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., an industry-leading automation solutions provider. The acquisition was completed June 1, 2021.

Since its founding in 1994, BioDot has been the pioneer in ultra-low volume dispensing. The company designs and builds systems to support leading manufacturers and research organizations across point-of-care diagnostics, clinical diagnostics and the life sciences, from R&D through to high-volume commercial production. Its high-speed printing at picoliter to nanoliter volumes enables customers to manufacture billions of diagnostic tests annually. 

“As the diagnostics and lab automation markets continue to grow, due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies will require transformative technology to help them move toward commercialization faster,” said Anthony Lemmo, CEO of BioDot, who will continue to serve in this role. “We’re thrilled to join the ATS family so we can continue bringing new and expanded automation solutions to market, fueling our customers’ continued innovation and growth.”

BioDot’s proprietary technology and patent portfolio enable the company to meet stringent industry requirements and address customer needs in R&D, pilot production and rapid, high-volume production. These capabilities have allowed BioDot to play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19, as the company’s dispensing systems are being used by more than 80 diagnostics manufacturers around the world to produce millions of PCR, antibody and antigen tests per month, including rapid, at-home tests.

“BioDot’s differentiated technology, strong product portfolio, decades-long track record of success and deep customer relationships in the life sciences, point-of-care and clinical diagnostics end-markets position customers for accelerated growth and success,” said Andrew Hider, CEO of ATS. “By integrating BioDot and their products into ATS, we can combine complementary technologies to further create unique offerings and solutions, particularly as we transition toward at-home diagnostic testing for a broad range of infectious diseases.”

Under ATS Automation’s ownership, BioDot’s brand, product names and workforce will be retained. It will continue to operate from its headquarters in Irvine, Calif. BioDot was previously owned by Artemis Capital Partners.

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