Not resting on its laurels following its April acquisition of Amersham, GE Healthcare has made a series of strategic moves to quickly strengthen the presence of its biosciences unit in the high-content screening and drug discovery market.

The most recent of these came last Tuesday when HCS innovator Cellomics non-exclusively licensed its core HCS patent portfolio to GE Healthcare and granted rights to GE to sublicense the same technologies to pharmaceutical customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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