German drug-discovery instrument manufacturer CyBio this week acquired a majority stake in lab-automation specialist Accelab in an attempt to strengthen its position in the high-throughput screening market and bolster its US sales figures.
The investment is the latest in a series of moves by CyBio to cultivate a more powerful HTS market presence, the most notable of which is a pending OEM deal for Corning’s soon-to-be-launched Epic label-free biological detection system (see sidebar).

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