Pharmaceutical equipment provider and optical sensing specialist join forces to develop TDLAS

BOC Edwards Pharmaceutical Systems and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) have signed a joint agreement to develop tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS)-based technologies for pharmaceutical processing equipment. The two companies, who have already successfully completed a pilot project with a global pharmaceutical company in the US, are incorporating TDLAS into freeze-drying equipment. The result is [...]

PerkinElmer Acquires C&A Service Solutions Ltd., Strengthening Its OneSource(R) Laboratory Service Offering; Will Drive Laboratory Efficiency and Cost Savings through Single Source for Asset Management and Expert Maintenance Engineering

BOSTON—PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, announced the acquisition of United Kingdom-based Clinical & Analytical Service Solutions Ltd. (C&A), a scientific equipment asset and managed maintenance company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare markets. C&A, which generated revenues of approximately $7.5 million in 2005, will become an integral part [...]

CAI Latest Acquisition, Liston Scientific

California Analytical Instruments (CAI), located in Orange, CA. announced its acquisition of Liston Scientific, Irvine, CA. Liston`s support and manufacturing personnel and all manufacturing equipment and inventory will be moving to the CAI facility during the month of May. Minimal interruption in service and support levels of Liston Scientific Customers is expected during this period.

PALL Aims for $40 Million in Annualized Savings

East Hills, NY —Pall, a manufacturer of filtration, separation and purification products, announced that it has undertaken a cost reduction and facilities rationalization program that is expected to result in more than $40 million in annualized savings by the end of fiscal 2008. Pall will reduce its manufacturing footprint by 20%, or up to 12 [...]

Stratagene and Takara Settle PCR Suits

Shiga, Japan,: La Jolla, CA-Takara Bioand Stratagene have settled their patent disputes regarding enzyme blendsused in PCR technology. Financial details were unavailable. “We believe that there are a number of competitors selling products that are covered under our patent portfolio. It is our intention to make limited licenses available and recognize resulting licensing revenue,” stated [...]

Agilent Technologies and ExonHit Expand Agreement for Agilent to Market and Sell ExonHit SpliceArrays Worldwide

PALO ALTO, Calif. & PARIS–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and ExonHit Therapeutics (Euronext:ALEHT) announced that they have entered into a marketing alliance in which Agilent will market and sell nine different ExonHit human and mouse SpliceArrays as commercial products. These SpliceArrays include GPCR, Ion Channel, nuclear receptors and apoptosis pathways. SpliceArrays are a new generation of [...]

Applied Biosystems to Acquire Agencourt Personal Genomics, Privately-Held Developer of Genetic Analysis Technologies

FOSTER CITY, Calif. & BEVERLY, Mass.—Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE: ABI – News), an Applera Corporation business, and Agencourt Personal Genomics (APG) announced they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Applied Biosystems will acquire APG, a privately held developer of next-generation genetic analysis technologies, for approximately $120 million in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory [...]


South Australian biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd, has secured a long term licensing agreement with PerkinElmer, Inc., a leading US technology company that will provide worldwide distribution of TGR’s new generation of drug screening kits. TGR’s SureFire™ ERK assay kits use cutting-edge proprietary technology that helps pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as research [...]

OSI Awarded $125 Million in Judgement Against L-3

Hawthorne, CA- A US District court jury has awarded OSI Systems $125.6 million in damages in its case against L-3 Communications. The jury awarded $33 million in compensatory damages and $92.6 million in punitive damages, finding that L-3 breached its fiduciary duty and committed fraud against OSI. The suit stems from L-3’s 2002 purchase of [...]

AMETEK Taylor Hobson Supports UK Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nanotechnologies

PAOLI, Pa.–Taylor Hobson, a unit of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME – News), has joined with the UK Government in supporting a national Centre of Excellence in metrology for micro and nanotechnologies at Taylor Hobson’s Leicester, England, headquarters. Taylor Hobson, a leader in the manufacture of ultra-precision measurement instrumentation, has joined with the UK Department of Trade [...]

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