NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announced today that it has acquired privately held liquid handling firm Labcyte.

Based in San Jose, California, Labcyte has developed an acoustic droplet ejection technology called Echo that uses sound energy for the contactless transfer of samples and reagents. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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