Malvern, UK —Malvern Instruments has acquired the assets of Spectral Dimensions, a manufacturer of near infrared chemical imaging instruments and software. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The pharmaceutical
industry is a key market for Malvern Instruments. We work very closely with the industry to fully understand its needs, and our analytical instruments are developed to meet the stringent regulations to which this sector is subject,” said Malvern Instruments Managing Director Paul Walker. “The addition of chemical imaging technology to our range means that we can extend the support that we provide, adding further value, particularly in the challenging areas of blending and tabletting, and providing synergy with our existing particle characterization systems.” Based in Olney, Maryland, Spectral Dimensions will be integrated into Malvern’s US subsidiary in Southborough, Massachusetts, but the development and applications staff will remain in Maryland.