GC & GC/MS: Company Announcements

First-half 2007 revenues for Inficon AG Emergency Response and Security decreased 7.6% to $8.5 million to make up 7% of total company sales. Photovac named four new representatives: A.J. Abrams Company for New England, New York and northern New Jersey; Brewer & Associates for the Pacific Northwest; Alpha Solutions for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; and TEC Associates for California and Hawaii. Arnel opened a new sales office in Bangkok, Thailand, in June. Electronic Sensor Technology promoted Barry S. Howe to CEO and president in July. He replaced Dr. Teong Lim, who remains on the Board and will serve as an advisor. Electronic Sensor Technology (EST) named Rita Benoy Bushon, executive director of Land & General Berhad, EST’s largest shareholder with 18% of its outstanding shares, to its Board. She replaces Mike Krishnan. Electronic Sensor Techology renewed its agreement with Chinese distributor Beijing R&D for another year. The companies sold more than 70 zNose units in China over two years and expect to sell 55 units next year. Cosa Instrument agreed to distribute Orthodyne SA’s laboratory and process GCs and continous analyzer systems in the US. RM Investors signed a letter of intent in October to acquire for stock DPS Instruments, which designs modular GC prototypes. In October, Techcomp announced the receipt of initial orders for its GC capillary columns, the first of the company’s new proprietary consumable products. Quantum Analytics signed an exclusive agreement to distribute Joint Analytical Systems’ products in the US.

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