SPT Labtech’s Acquisition of Apricot Designs Expands Liquid Handling Technologies Portfolio

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Through the acquisition, SPT will have the ability to expand its portfolio of liquid handling technologies as part of its larger portfolio of automation solutions for drug discovery, structural biology, genomics, cryo-EM, sample management, and biobanking.

SPT Labtech, an automated instrumentation and consumables designer and developer, has acquired Apricot Designs, a US-based laboratory equipment supplier, in the latter half of January 2021.

Through the acquisition, SPT will have the ability to expand its portfolio of liquid handling technologies as part of its larger portfolio of automation solutions for drug discovery, structural biology, genomics, cryo-electron microscopy, sample management, and biobanking, SPT said in a Jan. 21, 2021 company press release. The agreement will also increase SPT’s global footprint through Apricot’s US and Asia locations.

"We are delighted to welcome Apricot Designs to the SPT Labtech group,” said Patrick Bennett, group CEO at SPT Labtech, in the press release. “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 maximizing 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."

"We are delighted to join SPT Labtech, a company with an impressive reputation for creating innovative, automated solutions for life sciences,” added Felix H. Yiu, CEO of Apricot Designs, in the press release. “We are confident that customers will benefit from the partnership's combined product capabilities, industry-leading applications and technical support, and enhanced infrastructure."

Source: SPT Labtech