Farfield Scientific launched the Cellulose AnaChip, developed in collaboration with YKI, featuring a mimetic surface for cotton-based fabrics and pap. Seno Medical Instruments introduced the Imagio small animal functional imaging system based on opto-acoustics technology. Arcxis Biotechnologies released the Lysix Workstation 808 for the extraction, isolation and purification of nucleic acids from tissue and cell […]

Under a comarketing agreement, Sigma-Aldrich Research Specialties is selling Hy-Energy’s PCTPro-2000 gas sorption analyzer and related materials, and Hy-Energy is selling Sigma-Aldrich’s hydrogen storage materials. Horiba plans to expand its share of the Japanese particle size analysis market from 30% to 50% by 2010 and nearly double its share of the global market to 30% […]

Northbrook, IL 11/14/07—IDEX has agreed to acquire Nova Technologies (NTC) from Nova Holdings for $158 million. Nova Technologies provides metering technology and flow monitoring services to the water and wastewater markets and has annual revenues of $70 million. “NTC’s expertise in flow measurement solutions enables the continued enhancement of our market-based water platform within the […]

Molecular Sensing exclusively licensed Vanderbilt University’s technology for a biosensor platform based on backscattering interferometry. ForteBio named Joseph D. Keegan, PhD, former president and CEO of Molecular Devices, president and CEO in September. NextGen Sciences named Dr. Mike Pisano, founder of Proteomic Research Services (see IBO 1/31/07), CEO. Precision System Science reported fiscal 2007 sales […]

Jena and Itzehoe, Germany 11/6/07—Analytik Jena AG has announced that it acquired a 70% share in eBiochip Systems GmbH for an undisclosed amount in October. EBiochip produces electronic biochips for research and diagnostics. “We believe this technology to be an interesting and competitive alternative to other systems available on the market in the growth sector […]

RheoSense launched a viscometer/rheometer-on-a-chip for liquid characterization. Tinius Olsen introduced a new U Series of high-force electromechanical materials testing machines. Mettler-Toledo released the new Thermal Analysis Excellence product line consisting of the thermogravimetric analyzer/differential scanning calorimeter (TGA/DSC 1), the new DSC 1 and updated STARe thermal analysis software. Mettler-Toledo introduced the Quick-Brix 60 and 90 […]

Fullerton, CA and Glostrup, Denmark 11/19/07—Beckman Coulter has agreed to acquire Dako Denmark A/S’s flow cytometry instrumentation business for an undisclosed sum. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with a staff of more than 200, the business includes the MoFlox XDP cell sorter and the nine-color CyAn research flow cytometer. “We are enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

November was another unpredictable month with extreme swings in the equity markets as unrelenting concerns about rising oil prices, consumer spending, credit markets and corporate earnings continued to agonize investors. Over the four days ending November 12 the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell 4.9%, 5.3% and 8.5%, respectively. However, on November 26, Federal Reserve […]