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Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC) has acquired the AvoSure point-of-care (POC) system for prothrombin-time testing from Avocet Medical, Incorporated.

This transaction gives Beckman Coulter all rights to Avocet's patented AvoSureTM system, a hand-held point-of-care testing device used to monitor patients undergoing anticoagulation therapy.

For further information on oral anticoagulation and prothrombin time testing, see:

http://www.acforum.org