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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences recently announced that it is combining its particle characterization business with the particle counting business from Hach Company.
The move, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2014, brings together Beckman Coulter's expertise in cell viability, particle sizing and particle analysis with Hach's prominence in air and liquid particle counting, enabling deeper particle characterization solutions. In some countries the transition is subject to completing consultation and/or information with certain employee representative bodies.
"This is an exciting time in the histories of these two storied enterprises," said Jennifer Honeycutt, president of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. "The Coulter, MET ONE and HIAC brands helped found the particle counting and characterization industry. Bringing them together allows us to continue to build on the success of these businesses and bring tremendous value to our customers."
Personnel from Hach's particle counting business will transition into the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences business to work alongside the particle characterization team.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences delivers sophisticated instrument systems, reagents and services to life science researchers in academic and commercial laboratories, enabling new discoveries in biology-based research and development.
For more information, visit www.particle.com.