Beckman Coulter Life Sciences Expands Particle Characterization Group, Adds Hach Company’s Particle Counting Division

Combined Businesses to Offer World-Class Expertise, Service and Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS – October 21, 2013 – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces it is combining its Particle Characterization business with the Particle Counting business from Hach Company. This move brings together Beckman Coulter’s expertise in cell viability, particle sizing and particle analysis with Hach’s prominence in air and liquid particle counting, and will enable deeper particle characterization solutions, world-class customer support and superior service. In some countries the transition is subject to completing consultation and/or information with certain employee representative bodies.

“This is an exciting time in the histories of these two storied enterprises,” said Jennifer Honeycutt, president, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. “The Coulter, MET ONE and HIAC™ brands helped found the particle counting and characterization industry. Bringing them together allows us to continue to build on the success of these businesses and bring tremendous value to our customers.”

Personnel from the particle counting business of Hach will transition into the Beckman Coulter Life Sciences business to work alongside the Particle Characterization team. Combing these two leading, Danaher Corporation-owned life science companies redefines the Beckman Coulter Particle Characterization business and uniquely positions it to provide innovative technologies to a number of important markets.

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About Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is dedicated to empowering discovery and scientific breakthroughs. The company’s global leadership and world-class service and support delivers sophisticated instrument systems, reagents and services to life science researchers in academic and commercial laboratories, enabling new discoveries in biology-based research and development. A leader in centrifugation and flow cytometry, Beckman Coulter has long been an innovator in capillary electrophoresis, particle characterization and laboratory automation, and its products are used at the forefront of important areas of investigation, including genomics and proteomics. For more information, please visit

About Hach – Particle Counting Division

Hach – Particle Counting Division is the manufacturer of MET ONE and HIAC™ particle counters. Since 1976 these brands have embraced a culture of innovation, reliability and superior service. The air and liquid particle counting products are in use daily throughout the world to help ensure the quality of key pharmaceutical and electronic manufacturing processes.

Hillary Hunter, Public Relations
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