Bio-Rad Laboratories, a provider of clinical diagnostic products, has purchased Propel Labs' automated sorting flow cytometer.

Under the agreement, Bio-Rad will name the new cell sorting system as the S3 Cell Sorter which will provide individual researchers the ability to conduct cell sorting on their benchtop.

Other terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Bio-Rad Laboratories life science group president Brad Crutchfield said with the acquisition, the company will benefit from Propel Labs’ years of expertise in cell sorting.

"The S3 Cell Sorter fits in well with Bio-Rad’s existing product workflow and will offer researchers greater access to targeting specific cells in their experiments and ultimately increasing the sensitivity of their assays," Crutchfield added.