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Harvard Bioscience Buys Reader and Washer Product Lines from Beckman Subsidiary Anthos

NEW YORK, June 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Harvard Bioscience said today that it has purchased Anthos Labtec Instruments' microplate reader and washer product assets.


Anthos is a subsidiary of Beckman Coulter. Harvard Bioscience completed the purchase through its Austrian subsidiary, Asys Hitech GmbH.


The acquisition strengthens Harvard Bioscience's own microplate reader and washer product line and expands the company's distribution channels. These products are expected to add $2 million to $3 million in revenue, said Chane Graziano, the company's chief executive officer, in a statement.


It also gives Asys Hitech a new design platform, software, and a luminescence capability, said David Parr, managing director of Biochrom, Asys Hitech's parent company. Asys will manufacture, develop and support products in its Salzburg, Austria facility.


Beckman Coulter sold the product lines to Asys after determining they were "not a good strategic fit" to its business, according to Chris Neary, a vice president at the company.


Terms of the sale were not disclosed.