FEI Company Reports Results for Third Quarter of 2005

HILLSBORO, Ore. — FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) reported results for the third quarter of 2005. While revenue declined from the level of the second quarter, the company also reduced its operating expenses. The company expects higher revenue in the fourth quarter of 2005 and improved financial results for 2006. Net sales for the quarter ended [...]

Oxford Instruments introduces the X-Strata960+ for measuring coating thickness and composition by XRF.

Oxford Instruments introduces the X-Strata960+ for measuring coating thickness and composition by XRF. The X-Strata960+ is the latest evolution of the industry leading X-Strata series. This new, high precision instrument, is specifically designed for gold analysis in the electronics industry. A number of significant new features have been incorporated into X-Strata960+ and the key elements [...]

Side Scatter Measurement and Additional Fluorescent Channel Expand Study Parameters of Flow Cytometry System

Fullerton, California, – Beckman Coulter, Inc. introduces Cell Lab Quanta SC – the second offering in its new family of affordable flow cytometers for drug discovery and basic clinical research. The Quanta SC combines side light scatter detection and a third fluorescent channel with Coulter volume measurement to deliver accurate, multiparameter cell counting and sizing. [...]

Affymetrix Completes Acquisition of ParAllele BioScience; Companies Combine Their Innovative Technologies to Enable Advances in Genomic Discovery and Delivery of New Healthcare Diagnostics

SANTA CLARA, Calif..–Affymetrix Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of privately held ParAllele BioScience, Inc., a provider of highly-scalable technology for comprehensive genetic studies. In connection with the completion of the acquisition, ParAllele stockholders will receive approximately $120.8 million in the form of approximately 2.29 million shares of Affymetrix common stock and [...]

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 [...]

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