Two new applications centres in India for Malvern Instruments

Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has established two applications centres in India, one in Mumbai and the other in Vadodara (Baroda). The centres have been set up in conjunction with Aimil Ltd, Malvern’s distribution partner in India. They are being operated by Aimil’s dedicated applications scientists and will be used to run training courses for [...]

454 Life Sciences and Roche Diagnostics Announce Updated Version of the Genome Sequencer 20(TM) System

BRANFORD, Conn.,– 454 Life Sciences Corporation, a majority-owned subsidiary of CuraGen Corporation (Nasdaq: CRGN), and Roche Diagnostics today announced the launch of an updated version of the Genome Sequencer 20(TM) System. Version 1.02 of the Genome Sequencer 20 System comes with a bundle of improvements. The most important new features are: * a single read [...]

The top 30 analytical and life science instrument companies

Los Angeles, CA-The top 30 analytical and life science instrument companies accounted for more than $17 billion in revenues in 2005, approximately 61% of the total market, according to the April 15, 2006 issue of Instrument Business Outlook (IBO). The top 5 companies in 2005 were Applied Biosystems, Agilent Technologies, Thermo Electron, Waters Corporation and [...]

Eksigent Technologies Appoints David Weber to Top Post

Dublin, Calif. – Eksigent Technologies, LLC, creator of advanced nanofluidic technologies for life science research and medical device applications, announced today that David Weber has joined the company as CEO, President and Director. Weber joins the company from San Diego-based Stratagene Corporation, where he was Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development and member [...]

Leading Chinese Pharmaceutical Research Service Company Selects Watson LIMS

Philadelphia, PA – Thermo Electron Corporation,that WuXi PharmaTech Co., Ltd., the leader in the pharmaceutical R&D services industry in China, has selected Watson LIMS to meet the specific data management requirements of its bioanalytical facilities. Shanghai-based WuXi PharmaTech serves 19 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and 8 of the top 10 biopharmaceutical companies in [...]

Rosetta Biosoftware and Sage-N Research, Inc. Collaborate on Informatics Environment for Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery

SEATTLE and SAN JOSE, Calif.–Rosetta Biosoftware and Sage-N Research, Inc. announced a collaboration to establish interoperability between Rosetta Biosoftware’s Elucidator(R) system for protein expression analysis and biomarker discovery and Sage-N Research’s Sorcerer(TM) proteomic integrated data appliance to offer customers an advanced solution for protein expression research and protein identification. The Rosetta Elucidator system is a [...]

Illumina Introduces High-Throughput Solutions with Walkaway Automation; New AutoLoader and BeadScan Software Improve Scanning Throughput by 400% and Minimize Labor Costs

SAN DIEGO–Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) announced that it has introduced the Illumina AutoLoader to stage up to 40 high-density Sentrix(R) BeadChips for scanning on a BeadStation – sufficient for 15 hours of unattended, automated operation. Combined with a new software release for BeadStation that increases scan speed, system operators can now achieve scanning throughput 400% greater [...]

Agilent Technologies acquires manufacturer of synthetic nucleic acids for pharmaceutical and biotech industries

PALO ALTO, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)announced that it has acquired privately held SynPro Corp., the owner of a contract manufacturing facility established to supply active pharmaceutical ingredients and provide related services. Financial details were not disclosed. Based on Agilent and industry estimates, the size of the combined RNA and DNA synthesis market is [...]


PITTSBURGH, PA – AMETEK Process Instruments has significantly expanded its service and customer support capabilities in China with the opening of a new office in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. AMETEK’s Chengdu office, located at No. 35 Zongfu Road, commenced operation on March 1, 2006, and joins AMETEK sales, service and [...]

Siemens Acquires Ultrasonic Flow Measurement Firm

Siemens Acquires Ultrasonic Flow Measurement Firm Controlotron Atlanta, GA -Siemens Energy & Automation has entered into an asset purchase agreement for Controlotron, a maker of nonintrusvie ultrasonic flowmeters. Financial details were not disclosed. “Controlotron is highly recognized for its advanced technology in non-intrusive flow measurement, and its strong market positions in oil and gas, water [...]

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