Inkarp Instruments and SciTech became exclusive distributors for JPK Instruments for India and Australia, respectively. Imago Scientific Instruments named founder and CTO Tom Kelly, PhD, president and CEO in September. Timothy J. Stultz, PhD, former CEO, was named chairman. In October, Asylum Research opened a subsidiary in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In November, Asylum Research announced that […]

In 2007, several analytical instrument and laboratory product companies went public. However, as shown below, the stock prices for most of these companies were unable to prosper under this year’s volatile market conditions. The best performing IPO was DNA sequencer developer Helicos Biosciences (see IBO 5/31/07). The company, which has yet to officially release its […]

Datacolor introduced the Spyder3Elite and Spyder3Studio display calibration and printer profiling solutions for photographers and digital imaging professionals. Camspec released the M108 programmable Vis spectrophotometer, the result of a design, production and supply partnership with a Chinese-American company. Sensor Technologies launched the three-channel, benchtop QuantumXpert fluorescence correlation spectrometer. Quantitech released the portable InfraCal Filtometer and […]

San Diego, CA 12/21/0—-Illumina has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will reexamine four of the five patents (US Patent Nos. 5,545,531; 5,795,716; 6,355,432 and 6,646,243) that are the subject of Affymetrix’s patent infringement suit against the company. In March, a jury ruled in favor of Affymetrix, finding that Illumina infringed or […]

According to government estimates, 2007 Canadian R&D spending reached almost CAD 29.0 billion ($27.1 billion), a 3.3% increase over 2006’s CAD 28.1 billion ($24.8 billion). Academia accounted for 50.0%, or CAD 459 million ($428.2 million) of the increase, and industry accounted for 45.4%, or CAD 416 million ($388.1 million). Industry was the largest performer of […]

New York, NY 12/19/07—Enzo Biochem’s Life Sciences subsidiary has signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 P’s BVBA, a Belgium-based distributor of life science products that serves the Benelux countries. Financial terms were not disclosed. “10 P’s will not only provide us with the opportunity to improve and expand relationships with the end-users of […]

In September, DeltaNu appointed Gilden Photonics as its new distributor for the UK and Ireland. Polychromix signed a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel. Scinco named Cosa Instruments the exclusive US distributor of its PDA UV/Vis spectrophotometers. Ocean Optics, a Halma company, promoted Rob Randelman, PhD, vice president of Sales and Marketing, to […]

The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) announced the first winners of its $25 million in research awards. A component of Qatar’s efforts to improve the profile of its research in the international community and to increase its research-to-R&D spending percentage, the National Research Priorities Program (NPRP) funds projects for three years. A total of $10 […]

In October, Applied Biosystems officially launched the SOLiD System DNA sequencing platform, capable of producing four billion bases of sequence data per run. PerkinElmer released the Geliance 1000 Imaging System for 2D gels. Shimadzu Japan introduced the MCE-202 MultiNA microchip electrophoresis system, featuring a reusable microchip. The company aims to sell a minimum of 400 […]