MALVERN, U.K. - Malvern Instruments Ltd., a leading supplier of analytical solutions for particle and rheological characterization, and PerkinElmer, Inc., Boston, a leading provider of drug discovery, life-science research and analytical solutions, have announced a collaborative sales agreement.

The agreement brings together products from both companies for customers in the increasingly important area of material characterization. Malvern Instruments provides a full range of rotational and capillary rheometers for rheological testing. PerkinElmer states that it is the leader in high-sensitivity thermal-analysis instrumentation.