Harvard Bioscience has acquired certain assets of Amersham Biosciences’ 1D electrophoresis business, including the Hoefer brand name, for approximately $5.3 million in cash, the companies announced this week. Amersham will retain its 2D gel product lines, which include the Multiphor, IPGPhor, and DALT systems and consumables; and the Ettan 2D gel analysis software. These products will continue to be sold under the Amersham brand name.

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