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.