Process Instrumentation News: Danaher Buys Stake in DKK-TOA

Washington, DC- Danaher announced that its Hach subsidiary has purchased 10.7% of the outstanding shares of DKK-TOA for approximately $5 million and that DKK-TOA will become the exclusive Japanese distributor of several Hach products. DKK-TOA is a Japanese manufacturer and distributor of laboratory and process analytical instruments or environmental markets, primarily water quality.

FEI Completes Installation of First In-Line DA 300HP DualBeam(TM) in Japan

HILLSBORO, Ore.,– FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) has completed the first Japanese installation of its advanced DA 300HP DualBeam(TM) system for automated in-fab defect analysis extendable to the 45nm design node. The in-line system, installed in the customer’s 300mm line,provides rapid in-fab defect analysis. It also extracts wafer samples that can be sent to the lab [...]

Agilent Technologies signs $25+ million deal with leading NAND manufacturer

Palo Alto-Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that a leading provider of advanced memory solutions has purchased multiple Agilent Versatest Series Model V5400s for testing NAND flash memory at wafer sort, targeting known good die (KGD) and data storage card applications. Agilent won the $25+ million agreement based on its industry-leading flash applications expertise, [...]

Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX Launches New Line of Chromatography Systems for Biomarker, Drug Discovery, and Proteomics Studies

FOSTER CITY, CA, U.S.A., and TORONTO, CANADA –Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, together with its joint venture partner MDS Sciex, a division of MDS Inc. (NYSE:MDZ, TSX:MDS), today announced the launch of Tempo™ Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems, providing integrated front-end solutions for researchers performing LC/MS and LC MALDI-based experiments. High Pressure liquid [...]

Zirchrom Separations, Inc. Launches New Class of Chiral Chromatography Products

SOMERSET, N.J. — A new class of chiral stationary phases (CSPs) for analytical and preparative-scale high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ZirChrom(R)-Chiral, will be introduced by ZirChrom Separations, Inc. at the Eastern Analytical Symposium 2005 Trade Show in Somerset, NJ. These new patent-pending CSPs incorporate the unsurpassed chemical and mechanical stability of zirconia with the flexibility [...]

Bruker AXS Announces Closing of Acquisitions of Roentec AG and Princeton Gamma-Tech Microanalysis Business

BERLIN and ROCKY HILL, N.J.– Simultaneous Acquisitions Strengthen Bruker AXS Presence in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Markets. Bruker AXS Inc. today announced the closing of two complementary acquisitions in the $150 million per annum X-ray microanalysis market. Applications of microanalysis include nanotechnology and advanced materials research, as well as materials analysis and quality control, [...]

GE Healthcare Launches Reagents for Rapid and Efficient Adenoviral Delivery of Signaling Pathway Sensors into Target Cells

WASHINGTON, DC – Today at the Society of Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C., GE Healthcare launched Ad-A-Gene Vectors, a large range of ready-to-use, validated adenoviral vector gene delivery reagents. The reagents expand the possibilities for lead compound profiling, drug target validation and basic research by enabling the rapid development of transient cell signaling assays. The [...]

NCode(TM) miRNA Microarray Offers Complete, Integrated Solution for miRNA Profiling

Platform Enables Researchers to Profile All Known miRNAs from Humans Plus Additional Human Predicted miRNAs and Most Studied Genomes CARLSBAD, Calif.–Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq:IVGN), a leading life sciences company with a broad portfolio of technologies to improve and accelerate biomedical research, drug discovery and commercial bioproduction, today introduced its NCode(TM) microRNA (miRNA) Microarray platform. The NCode(TM) [...]

Quantron, Inc. announces new North American address

Quantron, Inc. Advanced Analytical Systems 180 Boulder Drive Suite 120 Fitchburg, MA 01420 Tel: 978-345-3951 Fax: 978-345-5048 Email: salesus@quantron.info Quantron, Inc. has established itself within the past two years in North America with close to thirty successful installations. Quantron’s innovative spark spectrometers with new technology and rugged design, are the ideal analysis systems for both [...]

PerkinElmer Announces Purchase Price for Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

BOSTON—PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) announced today that it has determined the purchase price to be paid in connection with its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 8 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 and that $269.891 million, or 99.96% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of [...]

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