Buying biotechnology

Pall Corporation has acquired Euroflow, the Stroud, UK-based manufacturer of pilot and production scale chromatography columns for the biotechnology industry.

Pall Corporation has acquired Euroflow, the Stroud, UK-based manufacturer of pilot and production scale chromatography columns for the biotechnology industry for an undisclosed sum.

Pall has held exclusive global marketing and distribution rights to Euroflow chromatography columns and associated technologies since 2002. Euroflow sales are currently about $5 million a year.

Pall also recently broadened its position in the chromatography market with its November 2004 acquisition of the BioSepra Process Division from Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.

Pall BioSepra develops, manufacturers and markets chromatography sorbents that simplify protein purification for drug development and production.

Both acquisitions target the rapidly growing biotechnology industry and will allow Pall to provide a more complete systems approach to customers.

The company says that the chromatography market represents about 40% of the total biotech industry potential for filtration and purification technologies.

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