Charlotte, NC —Pelican Life Sciences, a newly formed laboratory products company, has acquired Continental Laboratory Products, PGCScientifics and Kemp Biotechnologies. Based in San Diego, California, Continental Laboratory Products is a manufacturer of disposable fluid handling plastics, reagents and instrumentation for molecular biology research.PGC Scientifics is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory productsfocused on niche consumables located in Frederick, Maryland. PGC’s manu-facturing subsidiary Labcor Products was also acquired. Also based inFrederick, Maryland, Kemp Biotechnologies is a contract service providerand its GeneChoice subsidiary provides molecular biology reagents andkits. “Pelican Life Sciences now holds a molecular biology platform and amicrobiology platform and we plan to make significant investments in eachof these companies to accelerate product development and enhance growthopportunities,” commented Pelican Life Sciences CEO Bill Baugh.