NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Cell Projects today said it has purchased DNA-handling company Isohelix for an undisclosed sum.
Cell Projects specializes in PCR, DNA sample-handling, and electroporation. Isohelix makes DNA buccal swab devices and isolation kits that Cell Projects said increase uptake and reduce breakdown of DNA.
Under the terms of the deal, the entire Isohelix business will be integrated with Cell Projects’ facility in Maidstone Kent, UK.
Cell Projects said it also plans to enhance its portfolio by developing new products “capable of selective molecular uptakes.”
Isohelix founder Ernie Poku will continue working with Cell Projects in an advisory capacity.
Both companies are based in the United Kingdom.