Thermo Fisher Acquires Cell-Sorting Tech from Propel Labs

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WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 19, 2021 — Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired cell-sorting assets from Propel Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDIS Corp., adding to its existing flow-cytometry offerings and capabilities. Under terms of the agreement, Thermo Fisher’s biosciences business acquires the recently introduced Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter and approximately 40 employees. In a press release, Thermo Fisher said that by using the acquired technology, researchers can study more cell populations from samples of limited quantity, enabling a better understanding of biological systems at a scale and resolution needed for advancing science.

Propel Labs will continue to operate as a separate entity.

Published: February 2021
flow cytometry
A method of measuring the characteristics of microscopic particles, usually cells, as they flow in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Particles may be stained with fluorescent dye and the fluorescence detected via laser illumination.
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