Thermo Consolidates Position in Isotope Ratio MS Market

Waltham, MA 7/20/06—Thermo Electron has acquired GV Instruments, a provider of isotope ratio mass spectrometers(IRMS), for £11.6 million ($21 million). The purchase adds noble gas IRMS capabilities to Thermo’s IRMS product line.Thermo Electron President and CEO Marijn E. Dekkers commented, “The complementary range of products will allowThermo to offer the most sophisticated IRMS solutions, with [...]

Portale Gas Analyzer is Certified as Intrinsically Safe

Servomex Group introduced the intrinsically safe Servomex 5100 to its range of new portable analysers. The 5100 portable oxygen analyser provides a replacement for the popular 570A hazardous area analyser, while the infrared version is the first intrinsically safe infrared analyser, providing a single % level measurement for CO2, CO or CH4. Considerably smaller and [...]

Thermo Acquires Process XRF Software Companies

Waltham, MA- On the last day of the month, Thermo an-nounced the purchase of EGS Gauging, a Massachusetts-based manufac-turer of measurement and control instrumentation for web process appli-cations in the plastics processing and converting industries. Financialdetails were not disclosed. Thermo stated that the acquisition would addadditional web processing applications to its coating weight gauging port-folio. [...]

Pelican Life Sciences Makes Three Acquisitions

Charlotte, NC —Pelican Life Sciences, a newly formed laboratory products company, has acquired Continental Laboratory Products, PGCScientifics and Kemp Biotechnologies. Based in San Diego, California, Continental Laboratory Products is a manufacturer of disposable fluid handling plastics, reagents and instrumentation for molecular biology research.PGC Scientifics is a manufacturer and distributor of laboratory productsfocused on niche consumables [...]

Ciphergen and Equbits Subject of Law Suit

Savannah, GA—Health Discovery, a biomarker and pathway discovery company, has filed suit against Ciphergen Biosystems and software company Equbits in US District Court. Health Discovery alleges infringement of three patents related to support vector machine technology. Ciphergen and Equbits issued no statements.

Nova Analytiks Acquires Sensortechnik Meinsberg GmbH

Woburn, MA—Nova Analytics has agreed to acquire Sensortechnik Meinsberg GmbH from the Kurt Schwabe Foundation effective July 3. Sensortechnik Meinsberg is a maker of electrochemical sensors and meters for laboratory and online applications.

Affymetrix and Invitrogen Enter Into Licensing Agreement

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & CARLSBAD, Calif.--Affymetrix Inc. (Nasdaq:AFFX) and Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq:IVGN) announced today that Invitrogen has obtained a non-exclusive, worldwide license to a number of Affymetrix patents that will allow Invitrogen to manufacture and sell spotted nucleic acid microarrays in the research field. Financial details of the license were not disclosed.

Harvard Bioscience Buys Anthos Labtec Assets from Beckman Coulter

Holliston, MA —Harvard Bioscience’s Austrian subsidiary, AsysHitech GmbH, has purchased select assets of the microplate reader andwasher product lines of Anthos Labtec Instruments GmbH, a BeckmanCoulter subsidiary. Financial details were not provided. “This acquisi-tion provides us with a new design platform, software and a luminescencecapability which complement our current Asys product line,” said DavidParr, managing [...]

Waters Corporation Enters Into Collaborations with Chinese Partners

Beijing, China,– Waters Corporation formally announced collaborations with the China Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control (China CDC), Beijing Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control (BJCDC) and The Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to provide technology and expertise for food safety analysis and environmental regulatory compliance. [...]

GE Healthcare to Acquire Biacore for $390 Million

Little Chalfont, UK: Stockholm, Sweden- GE Healthcare Life Sciences has agreed to acquire surface plasmon resonance company Biacore AB in an offer valued at SEK2,860 million ($390 million), net of Biacore cash and equivalents. GE Healthcare will pay SEK330 ($44.70) per share, a 17% premium over the stock’s closing price on June 19, and a [...]

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