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ABC LABORATORIES ANNOUNCES MORSE RELOCATION

Columbia, Missouri - 10/02/13 ABC Laboratories has announced plans to move operations of its subsidiary, Morse Laboratories of Sacramento, California, to ABC's recently expanded campus in Missouri. The move is the most recent of management decisions aimed at integrating operations, building capacity and enhancing client satisfaction.

"For many months, we've been sharing best practices and working to align processes," said John Bucksath, ABC President and CEO. "We wanted to be sure we could deliver the same standard of quality, service, and client experience, regardless of where studies are performed. Demand for our services is increasing, and we had to address the Sacramento facilities. We evaluated a number of scenarios, and relocation just made the most sense." Morse has been operating out of a leased building in need of upgrades with no room to grow, he said. Bucksath has been with ABC for 24 years and was named CEO last September.

The company has offered employees at the Sacramento location positions in Columbia, and has named Kevin Clark, longtime technical lead and director at Morse, the new Senior Director of Operations for the Residue and Analytical Services groups at ABC Laboratories. "ABC has a great facility, a broad service offering and a talented technical staff," said Clark. "I am excited to lead this new chapter for our combined residue group." Clark has been with Morse for 28 years.

In conjunction with the move, ABC announced it will roll Morse under the ABC trade name and discontinue use of the Morse brand.

About Morse Laboratories

Morse Laboratories, LLC earned an excellent reputation for delivering GLP-compliant residue testing services required by the EPA, PMRA and OECD to assess potential safety and environmental impacts of pesticides. Morse established in 1935, and was acquired by ABC Laboratories in April 2009.

About ABC Laboratories

Analytical Bio-Chemistry (ABC) Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held Contract Research Organization that provides expert development and analytical testing services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, animal health, crop protection and chemical industries. The company helps its clients expedite time-to-market by devising phase-appropriate development strategies, and supports all stages of product development, registration and commercialization with a broad range of GLP- and CGMP-compliant testing, including custom synthesis, radiolabeling and environmental assessments. ABC employs more than 400 scientists and support personnel, and has its headquarters in Columbia, Missouri.
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