Inotiv, Inc. Announces Expansion of Pharmacology and Pathology Offerings with Agreement to Purchase Bolder BioPATH, Inc.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inotiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOTV) (the “Company”, “We”, “Our” or “Inotiv”), a leading provider of non-clinical and analytical contract research services, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Bolder BioPATH, Inc. (“Bolder BioPATH”), a contract pharmacology and pathology company specializing in in vivo models of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, diseases of the central nervous system and other autoimmune, inflammation, and pain models.
“Bolder BioPATH adds depth to our existing pharmacology enterprise, allowing us to extend our market reach in early-stage drug discovery, and brings us significant new cross-selling opportunities,” said Robert Leasure, Jr., Inotiv’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will offer Bolder BioPATH’s capabilities to our existing clients, while leveraging Inotiv’s centers of excellence, particularly in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, to deliver new services to their clients, which predominantly consist of companies in the growing emerging biopharma sector. Prior to the onset of the pandemic in 2020, Bolder BioPATH increased revenue organically at a compounded annual growth rate in excess of 20% over a three-year period, and we believe the company will provide an exciting new growth pillar for Inotiv.”
Mr. Leasure continued, “With our current investments in pharmacology models, especially to support liver disease as well as cell and molecular therapeutics, this combination gives us the ability to support new therapeutic areas. We believe that Bolder BioPATH’s exemplary reputation, talented team, and facility are an excellent complement to our organization. We look forward to working with Alison Bendele, Phillip Bendele and the team to deliver an even more robust suite of services with a focus on exceptional client experience—that’s what our Inotiv brand is all about.”
Alison Bendele, founder and President of Bolder BioPATH, added, “At Bolder BioPATH, our mission has been to always deliver exceptional service and provide clients with the highest quality data to help them move quickly toward key decisions.” Phillip Bendele, Chief Executive Officer, elaborated, “In 2020 we expanded our facility to over 24,000 square feet, providing capacity to allow us to increase the size of our business. By joining with Inotiv, we believe we can help accelerate the growth of our combined company with our expertise in various areas of nonclinical pharmacology, augment Inotiv’s already broad range of scientific disciplines, and provide our combined customer base the knowledge, experience and focus they need to get to an investigational new drug filing.”