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Thermo Fisher to Distribute BellBrook's Array Products

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that it will exclusively distribute BellBrook Labs' iuvo Microconduit Array products.

The agreement includes BellBrook's Microchannel 5250 and Chemotaxis Assay plates, which are compatible with Thermo Fisher's ArrayScan VTI HCS Reader and Cellnsight Image Cytometer. Thermo Fisher said that coupling the BellBrook products with its own high-content cellular analysis tools will enable researchers to build advanced cell models and conduct functional assays in a miniaturized, high-throughput format.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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