Photon Machines focuses on two technologies: laser ablation and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The company, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, offers lab instruments, devices for field or on-site use and in-process equipment. In June 2010, Photon Machines partnered with CETAC Technologies to offer an expanded line of laser ablation products, including co-branding CETAC’s 266 nm and […]

Company Announcements reported in January that Eppendorf is undertaking a $25 million, 130,000-sq-ft expansion of its Enfield, Connecticut, production plant, which makes pipettes and pipette tips. The company expects to add 75–90 workers as a result of the expansion. Sartorius named Dominique Baly to the newly created position of president of Sartorius Group Laboratory […]

Company Announcements Netherlands-based Hycult Biotechnology, a developer of antibodies and antibody-based products for innate immunity and directly related fields, opened a US subsidiary in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, in December 2010. Akonni Biosystems initiated an $8 million equity offering in December 2010, according to an SEC filing. Kreatech Diagnostic announced in January an additional license and […]

Company Announcements In November 2010, the Drug Control Center within the Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring at King’s College London joined Waters’s Centers of Innovation Program. The Center will be responsible for all drug testing of athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. Waters plans to build a new MS headquarters near Manchester, UK. […]

Company Announcements Denator completed a fifth round of financing in November 2010, raising SEK 12 million ($1.7 million). Denator appointed Mårtin Winge, former CEO of Proxeon, as vice president for Business Development. Porvair Sciences, a manufacturer of microplates and microplate products, announced that international sales grew 9% in the fiscal year ending November 30, 2010. […]

Company Announcements ASD created the SummitCAL Solutions Team, a professional services group for materials measurement solutions and advanced calibrations. B&W Tek opened a new European office in Lübeck, Germany, in January. Renishaw appointed Nitech SRL as its Romanian distributor for spectroscopy and metrology systems. Ibsen Phototonics named Henrik Skov Andersen, former CEO of Netgroup Holding, […]

To date, the French government has allocated €834 million ($1.3 billion) of its €35 billion stimulus package, the majority of which has been loans from international financial markets. As part of its first installment of the package, coined Investments for the Future, the government announced €220 million for nine national life science and medical research […]

The Japanese government has proposed its fiscal 2012 science and technology budget of ¥3,648.5 billion ($45.6 billion). The amount marks an increase of 2.1% and accounts for 0.75% of the country’s GDP. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is designated ¥586.2 billion, an increase of 8.8%. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and […]