Molecular Spectroscopy

Company Announcements

Mut AG acquired 51% of tec5 AG in December 2007 for approximately €2.7 million ($3.7 million). Tec5’s estimated 2007 revenues are €5.5 million ($7.5 million).

Aspectrics appointed Qwest Scientific Group its exclusive distributor for the Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest US.

Aspectrics named Scientific Support Services as its exclusive UK and Irish distributor.

In January, Renishaw opened a demonstration and training center at its main office in Pune, India. Renishaw has also set up an export-oriented unit, procurement operation and software team in the country. Total Indian employees exceed 100.

In February, Battelle acquired the intellectual property and assets of Optimer Photonics, a developer of millimeter wave photonics technology.

CAMO Software AS partnered with InfraTrac.

FOSS A/S’s 2007 sales increased 7% organically to DKK 1,427 million ($262.3 million). EBIT grew 6% to DKK 205 million ($37.7 million) (see page 12). The company cited strong growth for sales to the meat and diary industry.

Product Introductions

CDEX introduced the Fentanyl Validation System.

Paradigm Sensors launched the i-Spec Q-100 handheld biodiesel analyzer, based on impedance spectroscopy, which tests for total glycerin, acid number, blend percent and methanol.

Grabner Instruments introduced the Minicol fully automated tristimulus filter colorimeter for color testing in the petroleum industry.

Malvern Instrument released Isys 5.0 chemical imaging analysis software for data from the midinfrared through near infrared spectral range.

Polychromix introduced the Phazir Rx near infrared material analyzer for the pharmaceutical industry.

Eppendorf AG launched the BioPhotometer plus, featuring three additional wavelengths.

FOSS A/S introduced the Oenofoss for fast wine quality control, featuring seven measurement parameters.

TeraView introduced the Spectra 3000 terahertz spectrometer, which is capable of performing both transmission and attenuated total reflection measurements.

Hitachi High-Technologies Japan introduced the U-4100 UV-Visible spectrophotometer InGaAs system.

Varian introduced the 600-IR Series, which includes three FT-IR spectrometers and an FT-IR microscope.

Sales/Orders of Note

In March, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that Drexel University had purchased the 15,000th NanoDrop 1000 UV/Visible spectrophotometer.

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