MKS Instruments to Acquire ENI Division of Emerson Electric Co.

Andover, MA - MKS Instruments, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the ENI division of Emerson Electric Co. Under the terms of the agreement, MKS will issue 12 million shares of common stock, valued at $251 million, in exchange for the businesses and assets of ENI. MKS will also assume approximately $3.5 [...]

Protasis and CEI Partners to Develop Optimization Services

Marlboro, MA - Protasis Corporation, a spin-off of Waters Corporation, and Column Engineering, Inc. (CEI) are partnering to develop method optimization and automation services for application scientists and process engineers. Both companies will work closely with customers to optimize flow path, chemistries and parameters for process monitoring applications. Protasis' microfabrication techniques allow it to repackage [...]

SAES Getters Reorganizes

Milan, Italy - SAES Getters S.p.A. is restructuring to gain efficiency and enhance technological synergies. In its Analytical Technolgies Business Area, it will move all outlying operations of its Trace Analtical and Saes Pure Gas businesses to Sparks, Maryland, the location of Molecular Analytics' headquarters. The relocations will bring together ion mobility spectrometry and GC [...]

Emerson Process Management Forms Gas Chromatography Business

Austin, TX - Emerson Process Management is forming a gas chromatography business group. Located in Houston, Texas the unit will combine the gas chromatography products and technical resources of Rosemount Analytical and Daniel divisions of Emerson. Reportedly, the combination of the gas chromatography segments of the two organizations will allow Emerson Process Management to provide [...]

PerkinElmer Sells Photovac Division

Waltham, MA - The Carlise Group acquired the Photovac Division from PerkinElmer Instruments on October 19, 2001. Photovac develops portable gas chromatographs and detectors for the detection and measurement of volatile organic compounds, including the Voyager gas chromatograph. New Photovac President and CEO Tom Smith stated, "[Photovac] was an industry leader as an independent company [...]

PerkinElmer Exploring Alternatives for Fluid Sciences Unit

Boston, MA - PerkinElmer has announced that it has put its Fluid Sciences Business under strategic review and is considering a sale of the unit. The Boston, MA - Fluid Sciences Unit sells sealing products and technologies for fluid containment to the aerospace, semiconductor and power generation industries. In 2000, the division recorded revenue of [...]

Chandler Engineering Purchases Ruska’s Fluid Technology Group

Tulsa, OK - Chandler Engineering Company LLC has purchased Ruska Instrument Corporation’s Fluid Technology Group (Houston, TX). The group’s primary business is the manufacture and sale of PVT systems, positive displacement pumps and ancillary equipment such as viscometers and gasometers. Chandler Engineering, a leading manufacturer of specialized test equipment for the oil and gas industry, [...]

Orbital Sells Mass Spec Division

Dulles, VA and Windsor Locks, CT - Orbital Sciences has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Sensor Systems Division (SSD) to United Technologies' Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems unit for approximately $20 million in cash. SSD, part of Orbital's Electronics and Sensors Systems Group, manufactures sensors and analytical instruments such as chemical and biological agent [...]

Amersham Acquires High-Pressure Process Chromatography Company

Piscataway, NJ-Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (AP Biotech) has acquired Dan-Process A/S, a subsidiary of Pantax. Dan-Process supplies engineering solutions for the purification of biomolecules, such as peptides and peptides hormones, with a focus on high-pressure process-scale chromatography systems and columns. According to AP Biotech, Dan-Process will maintain its autonomy and brand name and its products will [...]


Paoli, PA-AMETEK has acquired EDAX, a manufacturer of energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis instrumentation, from Panta Electronics for $37 million. EDAX specializes in energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence systems as well as other instruments for the identification and quantification of elemental composition and solid material structures. In 2000, EDAX recorded sales of $34 million. AMETEK stated that [...]

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