PerkinElmer hopes to continue bolstering its portfolio of cell-based drug-discovery tools by acquiring Euroscreen Products, a subsidiary of Belgian drug-discovery operation Euroscreen, for an undisclosed cash sum.
 
The acquisition stands to provide PerkinElmer a sturdier foothold in the G-protein coupled receptor assay-screening market, and plays into the company’s well-publicized strategy to better compete in the overall cell-based assay arena.
 

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