Frontier Scientific Inc., based in Logan, said Monday it has acquired Echelon Biosciences Inc., based in Salt Lake City, from Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

Aeterna Zentaris, based in Canada, said the deal was for $3.2 million.

Privately held Frontier is a chemical developer, manufacturer and researcher. Echelon is a biotechnology company that has developed and marketed reagents and assays used in disease research.

The companies will maintain their current facilities in Logan and Salt Lake City. Aeterna Zentaris said in October, it would divest non-core assets, including Echelon, which has 20 employees.