Broad Based Companies

Company Announcements SGE Analytical Science opened an office in Shanghai, China, in December 2007. In April, JEOL and JOEL Datum formed Datum Instruments, a new company for servicing JEOL’s environmental, metrology and inspection equipment, including benchtop MS, fluorescent x-ray analyzers, portable GCs and mobile scanning electron microscopes. In April, Sartorius Stedim Biotech opened a Technical Support Center in Singapore in conjunction with Temasek Polytechnic University. In the first quarter, Roche Applied Sciences’ sales increased 19% to CHF 183 million ($171 million). DNA sequencer sales grew 110%. Revenues for PCR sample preparation and real-time QPCR grew in the double digits. North American sale rose 30% to CHF 71 million ($66 million), EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) sales grew 7% to CHF 79 million ($74 million) and Rest of World sales increased 23% to CHF 33 million ($31 million). Roche Molecular Diagnostics CEO and President Daniel O’Day was named to the Board of the California Healthcare Institute. Symyx Technologies’ Board members Kenneth J. Nussbacher and Mario M. Rosati announced their resignations in April. MDS appointed Gregory Spivy, a partner at ValueAct Capital (which holds 19% of the company’s outstanding shares), and William Dempsey, former executive vice president of Abbott Laboratories, to its Board in April. GE Water & Process Technologies will become an equal coventurer in ConocoPhillips’ Water Sustainability Center in Qatar, which will open later this year. In April, Pall promoted Donald Stevens, head of the Industrial business, to president. Eric Krasnoff, who previously held the title, remains CEO and chairman. Caliper Life Sciences will consolidate its West Coast operations, resulting in expected annual cost savings of $3.3 million. Thirteen positions will be eliminated. Harvard Bioscience’s CFO Bryce Chicoyne resigned in May. COO Susan Luscinski has assumed the duties on an interim basis. In April, PerkinElmer opened a subsidiary in Dublin, Ireland, which will assume service and support for more than 250 customers from its distributor, Foss Ireland. Goodfellow Cambridge acquired UK scientific ceramic and glass supplier The Technical Glass Company in April. Varian appointed James T. Glover to its Board in May. He is CFO of Anadys Pharmaceuticals. For the six months ended March 31, Diploma Life Sciences’ revenues grew 47% to £31.4 million ($62.8 million) (see IBO 6/15/08), or 14% organically. In Europe, sales for the Anachem and the Environmental businesses grew 12%. Anachem acquired UK calibration and repair firm Hitek in February for £2.4 million ($4.8 million).

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