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Three drug, alcohol, paternity testing companies go into administration

Trimega Laboratories suffers from legal aid changes

Trimega Laboratories Limited, Screensafe UK Limited and Ingemino Testing Services Limited went into administration on the 7th April 2014. Paul Flint and Brian Green of KPMG were appointed joint administrators.

Trimega Laboratories Limited, which operates out of Blackley, Greater Manchester, provides testing that supports decisions in child protection cases, offering services such as hair drug, alcohol and steroid testing, along with DNA relationship testing services.

Stafford-based Screensafe UK Limited provides drug and alcohol testing services to the workplace market. Immediately following their appointment, the joint administrators sold this business and certain assets to Synergy Health Laboratory Services Limited.

Ingemino Testing Services Limited – also based in Blackley - operated as the laboratory company where primarily the Screensafe and Trimega testing was conducted.

Paul Flint, associate partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said:

"The paternity testing market has declined as a result of recent changes to the legal aid system.  Despite marketing the Trimega Laboratories and Ingemino Testing Services business as going concerns prior to our appointment, a buyer could not be found and unfortunately, a total of 49 redundancies have been made across these two businesses in Blackley."

12/4/14