Sartorius presents nine-month figures

Goettingen, October 20, 2005 – The Sartorius Group, a leading laboratory and process equipment provider worldwide, closed the first nine months of the year 2005 with increases in sales revenue and earnings. The Biotechnology Division in particular grew profitably because of the excellent development of its filter business for biopharmaceutical applications. The Mechatronics Division with [...]

Dharmacon and Alcon to Collaborate on Discovery of New Therapies for Eye Diseases Using RNAi

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Dharmacon, Inc., a business unit of the Fisher Biosciences group, and the world’s leading supplier of innovative RNA and RNA interference (RNAi) research products, today announced a collaboration to develop a new class of therapeutic agents based on RNA interference with Alcon Research, Ltd. and Alcon Manufacturing, Ltd., affiliates of Alcon, Inc. [...]


WEST CHESTER, PA – October 18, 2005 – VWR International, Inc., a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. (CD&R) portfolio company and a leading global provider of scientific supplies, today named John M. Ballbach Chief Executive Officer. He replaces James W. Rogers, a CD&R operating partner, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. [...]

Parker Hannifin Buys Process Instrument Supplier Porter Instrument

Cleveland, OH- Parker Hannifin has acquired Porter Instrument Company for an undisclosed amount. Porter specializes in instruments that measure and control low flow gases and liquids for analytical, dental, medical and industrial applications, including flowmeters and flow controllers. In 2004, Porter recorded revenues for $35 million.

Parker Hannifin Strengthens Instrumentation Offering with Acquisition of Porter Instrument Company, Inc.

Cleveland, OH-Parker Hannifin announced that it has acquired Porter Instrument Company, Inc., a global leader in analytical, industrial, medical and dental instrumentation. Parker purchased Porter Instrument for an undisclosed amount. Porter’s annual revenue for the year ended 2004 was approximately $35 million. The acquisition is expected to be accretive in its first full year of [...]

Fisher Biosciences and University of Michigan Collaborate to Develop New Life-Sciences Technologies

HAMPTON, N.H.–On behalf of its Biosciences group, Fisher Scientific International Inc. has launched a five-year collaboration with the University of Michigan to develop new tools for genomic and proteomic research. The collaboration promotes opportunities for Fisher to combine its expertise with research at the Center for Chemical Genomics (CCG) within the University of Michigan’s Life [...]

Tecan’ s new microplate reader series brings Infinite flexibility

Zurich, Switzerland, October 10, 2005 – Tecan has introduced a new series of flexible, upgradeable multi-mode microplate readers that combine reagent dispensing with several detection modes in an affordable platform for the complete range of life science applications. The unique modular design and adaptability of the Infinite™ 200 series provides researchers with a choice of [...]

Oliver Schmitt to Lead Continued Growth and Development of Malvern’s Process Business

Oliver Schmitt will move from Malvern Instruments GmbH to the company’s headquarters in the UK, to take up the role of Business Line Manager-Process Systems. Oliver Schmitt’s first experience of the industrial relevance and benefits of the Insitec on-line particle size analyzer was gained when he worked at WR Grace, before moving to Malvern in [...]

Instron Acquired

Glenview, IL -Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a diversified manufacturer of engineered components and industrial systems, has singed an agreement to acquire Instron from private equity firm Kirtland Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, Instron manufactures and sells products for material and structural testing and has operations in 13 countries. Instron’s 2005 [...]

On-line Continuous Batch Monitoring of Environmentally Significant Heavy Metals

Fareham, UK- Environmental and healthcare diagnostics company, Lab21, has announced an extended range of applications for its proven OVA 5000 analysis system, part of its MTI product range, The ASV (anodic stripping voltametry) technique used in MTI systems can identify the oxidation state of certain metals. For environmentally significant metals such as Arsenic and Chrome, [...]

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