RTS Life Science, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology services company, has established its U.S. headquarters in Fall River , after acquiring a local firm there.
The company, which is a supplier of automated sample management and pharmaceutical testing systems, acquired Fall River-based Hatch Science Inc. in February. The new facility employs 20 workers and includes employees from Hatch. Company officials said RTS is now able to provide localized sales, engineering and support services to its U.S. client base of sample management, biobanking and pharmaceutical testing customers.
“Our strategy is to strengthen our capabilities in the U.S. which has always represented a substantial part of our business. We now have an extended localized team and have fully integrated our U.S. operations into the business,” RTS CEO Gary Walsh said.
Martin Schwalm, the former CEO of Hatch, will lead the U.S. operation, along with Larry Chin, the vice president of sales for North America.
RTS Life Science  is owned by Robotic Technology Systems plc, which has offices in the U.K. and U.S.