Thermo Consolidates Position in Isotope Ratio MS Market

Waltham, MA 7/20/06—Thermo Electron has acquired GV Instruments, a provider of isotope ratio mass spectrometers(IRMS), for £11.6 million ($21 million). The purchase adds noble gas IRMS capabilities to Thermo’s IRMS product line.Thermo Electron President and CEO Marijn E. Dekkers commented, “The complementary range of products will allowThermo to offer the most sophisticated IRMS solutions, with the widest choice of instruments by far, to a variety of highlysignificant fields of research.”

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