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Beckman Coulter, Pion Pen Distribution Pact for Drug Permeability-analysis Instruments

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter had entered into a 5-year distribution pact with Pion to deliver instruments for the automation of in vitro drug-permeability instruments.


The firms will combine Beckman Coulter's Biomek FX liquid handling system with Pion's double-sink method for parallel artificial membrane permeability analysis. The new instrument, called Biomek FX -ADMETox Workstation, is controlled by software developed by Woburn, Mass.-based Pion.


Beckman has validated the automated system and will distribute it worldwide. The firms will collaborate on application-specific customer support and training.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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