Company Announcements Cisbio US agreed to distribute Multispan’s portfolio of cell lines in the US. Cisbio Bioassays announced in September that Promega’s HaloTag technology is available for use on its Tag-Lite platform. In October, Cisbio Bioassays partnered with Blue Sky BioProducts, the provider of TDA 2.0, a stable solution of lipid-based nanoparticles with nickel-chelating moieties. […]

Triple quadrupole LC/MS is one of the most broadly applicable of all MS techniques. One of the markets in which it is widely used is food safety. There are a range of food testing applications for which the technique is amenable, which will help drive solid growth in this market. No single analytical technique is […]

Company Announcements As part of its new out-licensing strategy, Life Technologies announced in September the finalization of cell line license agreements to provide rights to its Chinese hamster ovary cell lines for the production of recombinant protein used as therapeutic agents and vaccines. In October, Teledyne Tekmar partnered with Analytical Sciences Group, which will be […]

Company Announcements Tecan and Miltenyi Biotech are developing a range of automated solutions for cell biology based on their respective Freedom EVO liquid handling platform and MACS magnetic bead technology. Accuri Cytometers in August named BioTech as its exclusive distributor for the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary. In October, Accuri Cytometers named GrupoBios as […]

Bruker BioSpin’s Icon scanner, introduced in September, provides a smaller, lower-cost system for MRI scanning for research. The Icon expands Bruker’s high-field preclinical and molecular MRI product line, which previously ranged from 4.7 to 17 T field strength, to lower-field (1 T) permanent-magnet benchtop MRI systems, said Director of Marketing Communications Thorsten Thiel. It is […]

In November, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new two-year high of 11,406.84 following the US Federal Reserve’s $600 billion stimulus plan. Economic data continued to improve and included strong corporate earnings, rising consumer confidence and subdued inflation. On November 23, third-quarter US GDP growth was revised upward to 2.5%, compared with the previous […]

Washington, DC 11/15/10; Washington, DC 11/19/10—DNA sequencer firm Helicos BioSciences has been delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange after withdrawing its appeal (see IBO 10/15/10). The stock now trades on the OTC Markets. Last month, the company received a delisting determination letter from NASDAQ due to its failure to comply with the minimum bid price […]

Philadelphia, PA and London, UK 11/29/10—Publishing firm Thomson Reuters has acquired GeneGo for an undisclosed amount. GeneGo provides biology and disease information, analytics and decision support solutions for pharmaceutical R&D. GeneGo has joined Thomson Reuters Healthcare & Science business. “There is an increasing need for biology content, detailed disease insights and analytics to support R&D […]

Stockholm, Sweden and Västra Frölunda, Sweden 11/29/10—Ratos AB, a Swedish private equity firm, has offered SEK 277 million ($39 million = SEK 7 = $1) to buy analytical instrument maker Biolin Scientific AB. The offer of SEK 11.50 ($1.64) per share represents a premium of 32.2% compared with the average Biolin share price traded on […]

Waltham, MA 11/30/10—Thermo Fisher Scientific has definitively agreed to acquire Lomb Scientific, a provider of laboratory chemicals, consumables and instruments in Australia and New Zealand. Financial details were not disclosed. Lomb had 2009 revenues of AUD $34 million ($27 million = AUD 1.28 = $1) and has approximately 100 employees. “The addition of Lomb Scientific […]