Konica Minolta Sensing appointed Metalinspec and Equipar as Mexican distributors. Metrolab was appointed a technical support provider for Mexico. Perten Instruments AB named Newport Scientific an exclusive distributor for North America effective April 1. Perten will exclusively distribute Newport Scientific’s products in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway beginning this month. Perten will integrate CAMO Software’s […]

This issue, IBO has made a of couple changes to its Life Science Sales Index. Gene Logic, Tripos and Molecular Devices were removed from the Index. Tripos sold its Discovery Informatics division in March (see IBO 11/30/06), while Gene Logic increased the service orientation of its business. Molecular Devices was acquired by MDS on March […]

Integrating organizational structures has been the focus of Horiba and Shimadzu, two of the largest analytical instrument companies. Based in Japan, both companies have sought in recent years to improve profitability through consolidating operations, new manufacturing facilities and strengthening their US businesses. As the results for each company’s most recent fiscal years show, these efforts […]

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) will get a total of AUD 2.8 billion ($2.4 billion) over the next four years, according to Australia’s 2007–08 budget, which was released in May. CSIRO’s National Research Flagships program will receive AUD 174 million ($146.7 million) over the next four years. Specific allotments include AUD 60 […]

Cyntellect received a $1.3 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant to continue development of its LEAP system for automated purification and the cloning of cells based on specific secretion of native or recombinant proteins. Fluxion Biosciences received a $1.2 million Phase II SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health for the […]

Farmingdale, NY 3/6/07; 5/2/07—Cemtrex, a provider of continuous emissions monitoring systems, has acquired Griffin Filters. Griffin Filters designs, manufactures and supplies air filtration and environmental control systems, including fabric filters. “Griffin Filters has been a leading supplier of dust collection systems for the past forty years with hundreds of installations nationwide,” stated Cemtrex President and […]

Nanion Technologies introduced the Internal Perfusion System for its Port-a-Patch patch clamp workstation, enabling the investigation of substances affecting a cell from the inside. Invitrogen and ScienceXperts released the free CytoGenie software tool, which simplifies the design of flow cytometry experiments. Tecan and amaxa introduced an automated system for high-throughput transfection of primary cells, consisting […]

NeoSensors relaunched the IAsys Biosensor Product range earlier this year. The products are the two-well format IAsys Plus and the high-throughput IAsys Auto+ Advantage. Bio-Rad Laboratories introduced the Mini-PROTEAN Tetra Cell 1-D electrophoresis minigel system with the ability to run four minigels. Shimadzu released in Japan the Clairvivo PET (position emission tomography) molecular imaging system […]

Airgas named James A. Muller senior vice president, Specialty Gases and Life Sciences, in January. He was previously president of Airgas East. In March, Air Liquide purchased Linde Gas UK based on an enterprise value of €105 million ($138.2 million). Air Liquide UK’s sales are around €60 million ($78.9 million). In March, Corning Life Sciences […]