Biotage AB Acquires SPE Extraction and Evaporation Products from Caliper Life Sciences
News May 19, 2010
Biotage AB and Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. announces a transaction under which Biotage is acquiring extraction and evaporation product lines for Sample Preparation from Caliper.
Biotage is acquiring the RapidTrace® and TurboVap® product lines and all associated assets for a sum of USD 16.5M. These products had a turnover of USD 9.5M in 2009. Approximately eight employees of Caliper will be offered employment in Biotage.
The business will be consolidated in the Biotage group as of May 25, 2010. The two product lines in summary:
RapidTrace SPE Workstation is a modular, highly scalable, automated Sample Prep high throughput Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) platform. A recent collaboration with Caliper resulted in the RapidTrace being fully compatible with all Biotage Isolute® SPE cartridges.
TurboVap Concentration Evaporator Workstations are microprocessor-controlled concentrators used for sample preparation that provide unattended, automated sample evaporation. The TurboVap product line is a logical add-on to the current Biotage evaporation products as a complement to the Biotage V-10™ solvent evaporation system.