M&As this week: RainDance Technologies, J. Palmero Sales Company

19 January 2017 (Last Updated January 19th, 2017 18:30)

Bio-Rad Laboratories has entered a definitive agreement to buy life science tools company, RainDance Technologies, based in Billerica, US.

Bio-Rad Laboratories has entered a definitive agreement to buy life science tools company, RainDance Technologies, based in Billerica, US.

By acquiring RainDance, which is specialised in developing droplet microfluidic technology for biological applications, Bio-Rad aims to extend its reach into next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications and strengthen its position in the area of digital droplet technology.

J. Palmero Sales Company, a family-run dental products company based in Connecticut, US, has been acquired by dental instruments and products provider, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company.

"The acquisition is a part of Hu-Friedy’s growth strategy to expand its range of infection prevention and safety dental products."

The acquisition is a part of Hu-Friedy’s growth strategy to expand its range of infection prevention and safety dental products.