SPT Labtech, a global player in the design and development of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, has announced the acquisition of Apricot Designs, California.
Apricot Designs has established a 30-year track record supporting increasingly complex and evolving laboratory research requirements with the design and manufacture of multichannel micro-volume pipettors and sample preparation devices.
The acquisition allows SPT Labtech to strategically expand its range of liquid handling technologies as part of its broader portfolio of innovative automation solutions for drug discovery, structural biology, genomics, cryo-EM, sample management and biobanking.
Patrick Bennett, Group CEO at SPT Labtech, said: “We are delighted to welcome Apricot Designs to the SPT Labtech group. The company’s liquid handling technology products seamlessly complement our existing portfolio of high-performance positive displacement instruments. The addition reflects our continued commitment to accelerating scientific research by maximising our customers’ productivity. The powerful combination of technologies and application know-how will enable us to streamline end-to-end workflows and serve a wider range of research applications.”
The deal strengthens SPT Labtech’s global footprint through Apricot Designs’ significant hubs in California, USA, and Asia.
Felix H. Yiu, CEO of Apricot Designs, added: “We are delighted to join SPT Labtech, a company with an impressive reputation for creating innovative, automated solutions for life sciences. We are confident that customers will benefit from the partnership’s combined product capabilities, industry-leading applications and technical support and enhanced infrastructure.”