Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires cell sorting tech from Propel Labs

February 17, 2021  –  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA) announced it has acquired cell sorting technology assets from Propel Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIDIS Corp.

Under the terms of the agreement, the recently introduced Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter and approximately 40 employees will become part of Thermo Fisher’s Biosciences business.

Propel Labs will continue to operate as a separate entity and serve its existing customers.

According to Thermo Fisher, the high-speed electronics and innovative design of the Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter accelerate sorting by up to 10 times that of other available technologies, while maintaining cell viability and improving ease of use. It also has an integrated Class II biocontainment system that eliminates the need for separate biosafety cabinets.

The Biosciences business is part of the Life Sciences Solutions Segment.

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