Thermo Electron this week announced that is has sold an HCS WorkCell platform for automating high-content cellular and biochemical screening to the Molecular Libraries Screening Center at Emory University.

This is the first disclosed placement of an HCS WorkCell since Thermo introduced the platform six months ago in an attempt to jump into the growing high-content screening market. It is also indicative of the growing market for laboratory automation at academic screening labs in general and at the newly formed MLSC Network in particular.

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