Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA) Announces Acquisition of Calyx Metrology

January 15, 2024

Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA) Announces Acquisition of Calyx Metrology

Scientific Safety Alliance (SSA), a founder and employee-owned scientific safety service provider, is excited to announce its acquisition of Calyx Metrology Laboratory, Inc. (“Calyx”).

With Calyx, SSA expands its calibration capabilities to include Healthcare Technology test equipment, among other devices, and further expands its service area across the United States.

Based in State College, PA, Calyx, Inc. was founded in 1996 by John Walls and Doris Kratohvil. In 2004, Calyx was selected to enter Penn State University’s TechCelerator Incubator Program. Since graduating from the incubator in 2009, Calyx has grown into a leading healthcare related equipment calibration provider, working with over half of the hospitals on the Forbes list of 100 best hospitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic States, Ohio Valley, and New England. The company has developed an innovative neuroscience-based training and service delivery model that has enabled it to become the provider of choice of forward-looking Healthcare Technology Management departments within the healthcare industry.

"I’m delighted to partner Calyx with SSA. When I first met the SSA executive team, it was obvious that they had a different, people-first approach that would fit well with our culture and that we share a philosophy regarding exceptional service delivery.  While attending the company town hall, it was clear that SSA’s employee ownership program inspires a unique culture of ownership and collaboration. I’m excited for the personal and professional development opportunities this creates for our team of service professionals." – John Walls

“I’m pleased to find a partner who will invest in our company, employees, and customers. I’m confident that SSA is the best partner to help us achieve this. I look forward to working with them to continue their expansion.” – Doris Kratohvil

"We are excited to welcome the Calyx team to the SSA family. Calyx’s novel, neuroscience-based approach to service delivery has made it a leading calibration company. Calyx enables us to increase our service capabilities, geographic coverage area, and better serve our customers. From day one, it was clear that there was a strong cultural fit, and I’m excited to work with John, Doris, and the whole Calyx team.” – Esteban Ruiz, Co-Owner and COO of SSA.

SSA will continue expanding its presence throughout the United States through partnerships with leading technical service providers.

About SSA

SSA is a founder and employee-owned scientific safety provider to medical device, pharmaceutical, clinical, and academic research facilities across the United States. SSA provides a better alternative for owners than selling to private equity or private-equity-backed companies by offering a people-first approach. Owners create the ideal terms of their partnership, and SSA empowers their employees through equity ownership, better pay and benefits, and regional promotion opportunities.

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