Watson-Marlow (www.watson-marlow.com), a manufacturer of peristaltic pumps for the biopharmaceutical industry, acquired Flexicon A/S (www.flexicon.dk), a manufacturer of peristaltic-based aseptic filling systems. The acquisition includes Flexicon America, the company’s U.S.-based subsidiary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Watson-Marlow believes the acquisition will expand its capabilities in filling applications, an area Flexicon has been serving for 22 years, specializing in filling systems for clinical-trial production. The company’s product portfolio ranges from stand-alone units for hand filling to fully automatic filling, stoppering, and capping machines. The fully automatic systems are customized to fit any container, be it a vial, bottle, test tube or non-self-standing micro-tube. Utilizing peristaltic pump and tubing technology, Flexicon filling systems provide a completely disposable flow path, enhancing productivity and traceability while reducing maintenance as compared to piston-type or time/pressure fillers.