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Inc. Magazine Ranks Ahura Scientific as a Leader in Annual List of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Consecutive Year
Company Ranks First in Security, Second in the Boston Region and 25th Overall
WILMINGTON, Mass. – August 18, 2009 – Ahura Scientific, Inc., the leader in field-deployed analytical instruments for human health and public safety, today announced that for the second consecutive year it has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Thanks to its 4,565 percent growth from 2005-2008, Ahura Scientific ranked 25th overall on this year’s list, up from 65th in 2008, while obtaining the No. 1 position in security and the second spot in the Boston region.
Ahura Scientific’s success began with the launch of its first portable analytical instrument in 2005. The device enables military personnel and first responders to identify toxic materials, explosives, chemical warfare agents and narcotics. In 2007, Ahura Scientific expanded its focus to the pharmaceutical market, helping pharmaceutical manufacturers improve product safety and supply chain security through raw material authentication and anti-counterfeit measures. The company’s latest product, unveiled earlier this year, is designed to help security personnel in commercial aviation screen for potential liquid explosives.
In addition to entering new markets, another key factor in Ahura Scientific’s growth has been its geographic expansion. The company has greatly expanded its international distribution and is now represented by exclusive channel partners in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Over the past four years, Ahura Scientific has maintained its focus on quality with ISO-9001 certification and new product innovations, while expanding its geographic footprint and scaling manufacturing operations to support multiple product lines in multiple languages. The company continues to manufacture all key components in-house to ensure the products meet high quality and performance standards.
“Ahura Scientific is honored to be named an Inc. 500 leader for the second year in a row,” said Doug Kahn, chairman and CEO of Ahura Scientific, Inc. “Our success is a testament to our innovative products and strong commitment to our customers. We work closely with customers at all levels to ensure that each instrument delivers exactly what’s required at the point-of-need.”
The Inc. 500 list is an annual ranking of private companies in the U.S. based on growth over the previous three years. Ahura Scientific joins past honorees such as Microsoft, Oracle, Intuit and hundreds of other name-brand companies that gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500. For more information about the Inc. 500, please visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2009/index.html.
About Ahura Scientific, Inc.
Ahura Scientific is dedicated to bringing lab-accurate analysis directly to the point of need. The company’s field-deployed analytical instruments consistently deliver precise and actionable intelligence to human health and public safety specialists. Founded in 2002, Ahura Scientific is headquartered in Wilmington, MA. For more information, visit www.ahurascientific.com.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
Kerstin Barr, Ahura Scientific, Inc.