Sepragen to Acquire Bioreactor Company

Sepragen, a provider of process chromatography systems, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Cytobiologics. Assets include lab equipment and intellectual property related to certain rapid assays and a high-density bioreactor under development. The company plans to develop a cell culture/purification system. “The addition of Cytobiologics’ capability will provide us with facilities, talent and [...]

GE Healthcare and MDS Pharma Services launch automated in vitro micronucleus assay to predict genotoxicity in cells

Chalfont St Giles, UK and Philadelphia, PA – General Electric and MDS Pharma Services announced the availability of a new, automated in vitro micronucleus assay that incorporates GE Healthcare’s IN Cell 1000 and IN Cell 3000 high content analysis platforms. This automated imaging assay enables an accurate, early assessment of the potential genotoxicity of novel [...]

PerkinElmer Appoints Daniel R. Marshak as Chief Scientific Officer

BOSTON--PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI - News), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics markets, announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel R. Marshak as vice president and chief scientific officer for the Company. Marshak will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of PerkinElmer's research and development functions, and helping drive its growth strategies in [...]

Industrial Scientific Acquires Oldham

Pittsburgh, PA - Industrial Scientific, a provider of portable gas detectors and fixed gas monitoring systems, has acquired Oldham SA, a maker of stationary gas monitors, from venture capital firm 3i Group for an undisclosed sum. “I am pleased that our combination with Industrial Scientific creates the clear, worldwide leader in gas monitoring instruments and [...]

Thermo and Holcim Enter into Agreement for Sale of Online PGNAA Analyzers

San Diego, CA – Thermo Electron Corporation, an industry leading producer of analytical and process instrumentation, announced the company has entered into a three-year agreement with Holcim, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates and downstream activities, to streamline procurement of its online Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) analyzers. The agreement outlines [...]

Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific to Combine in Industry-Transforming Transaction

WALTHAM, Mass. & HAMPTON, N.H.--Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO - News) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH - News): Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO - News) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH - News) announced today that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the [...]

QIAGEN Buys Nucleic Acid Purification Provider

Venlo, The Netherlands- QIAGEN NV has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Gentra Systems for $38 million in cash. Gentra, developer, manufacturer and supplier of non-solid phase nucleic acid purification products is focused on the niche market for large-scale blood samples of up to 10 ml. QIAGEN expects the transaction to contribute $6 million [...]

PerkinElmer Acquired Microarray Company Spectral Genomics

Boston, MA –PerkinElmer has acquired the assets of Spectral Genomics for an undisclosed sum. Spectral Genomics provides microarrays and software for the identification of chromosomal abnormalities related to the study of cancer and pre-and post-natal genetic disorders. “Spectral Genomics’ innovative technologies are highly complementary to our current molecular medicine and genetic screening offerings,” said Robert [...]

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 [...]

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