Diploma acquires CBISS LIMITED for a maximum of £6.0m

Diploma PLC, the international specialised distribution group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of CBISS Limited (“CBISS”), a leading supplier of equipment and services for environmental monitoring and control. CBISS is headquartered in Tranmere, near Liverpool, where it operates from a 7,500 square foot leasehold facility and employs 54 staff. It also has two small [...]

Sigma-Aldrich Acquires Advanced Separation Technologies Inc

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9 — Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL – News) announced today that it has acquired Advanced Separation Technologies Inc. (Astec), a chiral chromatography business located in Whippany, NJ. The addition of Astec will enhance Sigma-Aldrich’s Research Specialties business unit’s chiral chromatography capabilities and product line, enabling the company to better support the analysis [...]


WEST CHESTER, PA, October 2, 2006 – VWR International, Inc., a leading supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today announced the acquisition of Sino Chemical Company (Pte.) Limited, Singapore, an independent Singaporean scientific laboratory supply distributor. Sino Chemical, founded in 1946, has 37 employees and distributes laboratory chemicals, equipment and consumables in Singapore. “We [...]

Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. and CDEX announce settlement agreement

Boulder, Colo., — CDEX Inc. and Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. announced today that they entered into a settlement agreement with regards to Civil Action No. 06-CV-426-RDB-CBS that was pending before the U.S. Federal District Court in Denver, Colorado. As part of the Settlement Agreement, CDEX has been fully licensed under ASD’s patent for liquid pharmaceuticals. [...]

Thermo Electron Acquires ASYS to Enhance Bulk Materials Analysis Capabilities

September 26 2006 Bulk Materials Analysis San Diego, CA – September 26, 2006 – Thermo Electron Corporation, an industry leading producer of analytical and process instrumentation, today announced it has acquired the business and assets of Analyser Systems (ASYS), with operations in Escondido, California. ASYS is a manufacturer of a state-of-the-art, online elemental analyzer for [...]

VWR to Distribute Stratagene Products in Canada

Companies Will Provide Integrated Customer and Technical Support to Canadian Customers LA JOLLA, Calif.–Stratagene Corporation (NASDAQ:STGN), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized life science research and diagnostics products, announced today that VWR International, Inc. will become a distributor of Stratagene’s full line of research products in Canada. The companies expect that customers will be [...]

Takara Bio Announces PCR Technologies License Agreement

September 21, 2006 – Takara Bio, Inc. (Shiga, Japan) announced today that they have entered into a license agreement with Applied Biosystems Group, an Applera Corporation business, under the expanded Applied Biosystems PCR (polymerase chain reaction) licensing program. The expanded program includes patents for real-time PCR and other important PCR-related technologies not licensed under the [...]

Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering Honors BioTek Instruments, Inc. President

On September 19th, 2006, the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE) formally inducted Briar Alpert, President, BioTek Instruments, Inc., to full membership. The Academy was established in 1996 as a non-profit society of distinguished scientific and engineering scholars and practitioners that are committed to the furtherance of science and technology. The Academy, patterned after [...]

Integrated DNA Technologies Acquires Belgian Manufacturer RNA-TEC; Purchase Expands IDT’s Large-Scale RNA Synthesis Capabilities; Builds Presence In European Markets

CORALVILLE, Iowa–Sept. 18, 2006–Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), a world leader in oligonucleotide production for life science research, today announced the acquisition of RNA-TEC, based in Leuven, Belgium. The acquisition broadens IDT’s capabilities in the specialized large-scale RNA synthesis and purification areas and adds RNA-TEC’s talented team, led by Dr. Brian Sproat, to IDT’s strong pool [...]

FEI Company and Malvern Instruments Team for Nanoparticle Analysis

FEI’s Quanta(TM) SEMs and Malvern’s Advanced Particle Analysis Software Combine to Deliver Ground-breaking Solution for Nanoscale Applications HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 12 — FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) and Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) have entered into a joint development and marketing program for advanced nanoparticle analysis utilizing Malvern’s particle image analysis software on FEI’s line of [...]

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