Horiba Jobin Yvon introduced the second-generation XGT-1700 WR and 5700 WR ED-XRF imaging microscopes, designed for production line usage. Additions include a 3 mm X-ray beam and a combined dual optical filter. New Wave Research launched the U193-FX, a 193 nm, short-pulse excimer laser ablation system for ICP-MS. Elvatec introduced the ElvaX mini ED-XRF alloy […]

In fiscal 2006, productivity of selected analytical and life science instrument companies increased, but at a slower rate than the previous year, as new employee growth outpaced revenue growth. Following initial productivity gains for larger companies, spurred by IT investments, manufacturing efficiencies and increased outsourcing, such a slowing is not unusual. In addition, as the […]

In June, the FDA announced a final rule that will require current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements. The rule was created to assure that supplements contain proper amounts of the correct ingredients and to avoid contamination by natural toxins, bacteria, pesticides or heavy metals. The final rule establishes quality-control procedures for supplement manufacturing […]

Protasis introduced the Discovery High Throughput Structure Confirmation NMR Workstation, an automated MicroFlow NMR system for medicinal chemists, for use with Bruker or Varian NMRs and third-party confirmation and data archiving software. It features the Protasis/MRM CapNMR probe, Protasis One-Minute NMR software, the CTC/Leap PAL liquid handler, high-pressure pumps and web-based software for control. JEOL […]

Overall R&D investment by Spain was 1.03% of GDP—roughly half the EU-15 average—in 2005. Some members of the government believe the poor R&D investment is due in part to a lack of Spanish registered patents. To overcome this barrier, a program to stimulate patent registration, which aims to increase the number of European patents registered […]

PANalytical became the exclusive representative of OBLF GmbH’s optical atomic emission spectrometers in North America. PANalytical acquired the rights to the Wilis & Duncan course on advanced X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI), Shimadzu’s US subsidiary, assumed control of the sales, service and support for Shimadzu subsidiary Kratos Analytical’s X-ray spectrometer business in […]

Core Informatics integrated ChemAxon’s chemoinformatics capabilities within its Core LIMS. Ariadne announced that GeneWorks will distribute its products in Australia and New Zealand. Validation company VALcoa entered into separate partnerships with Thermo Informatics and Labtronics. Thermo Fisher Scientific partnered with Integrador de Soluciones Tecnológicas to open a sales center for informatics solutions in Columbia and […]

INFICON’s Emergency Response & Security reported 2006 sales decreased 15.7% to $18.3 million to make up 9% of the total company’s revenues. Torion Technologies named Douglas W. Later, PhD, president and CEO last year. He was previously senior market development manager and director of corporate marketing for Dionex. Ion Signature developed a customized version of […]

IC Insights’ yearly report on the semiconductor industry predicts capital spending in the industry will climb 1% in 2007, compared to 18% growth in 2006. The top 25 companies are projected to increase capital spending by 2% in 2007 and account for 87% of semiconductor capital spending worldwide. The leader this year is expected to […]

Reinach, Switzerland 6/20/07—The Endress+Hauser Group, a provider of physical properties instrumentation, has announced its acquisition of PB Mesures. Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed. Based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, PB Mesures is a services company specializing in the calibration and repair of laboratory instruments and equipment, such as spectrophotometers and centrifuges. Urs Endress, director […]