Smiths Detection Buys Cyrano Sciences

Chicago, IL—Smiths Detection has acquired chemical sensor maker Cyrano Sciences for $15 million in cash and an earn out dependent on future sales. Cyrano makes the handheld Cyranose 320 electronic nose for on-site analysis for industrial, food, chemical and homeland security applications. Its revenues total $4 million. Smiths Group Chief Executive Keith Butler-Wheelhouse commented, “Having [...]

Urs Walchli Appointed As New Manager of the Strategic Business Unit Vacuum Control of Inficon

Zurich Schweiz and Balzers, Liechtenstein- The Board of Directors of INFICON Holding AG has appointed Urs Wälchli as Vice President of INFICON, effective as of March 1, 2004. With this promotion Wälchli is the new manager of the strategic business unit Vacuum Control as well as the Liechtenstien location and plant in Blazers. Wälchli holds [...]

Cohesive Technologies Inc. Announces Development, Sales, and Support Agreement with Applied Biosystems

FRANKLIN, Mass. -- Cohesive Technologies Inc. (, developers of TurboFlow(R), a technology for high throughput liquid chromatography systems, announced today that it has entered into a development, sales, and support agreement with Applied Biosystems Group (NYSE: ABI), an Applera Corporation business. The agreement covers LC/MS/MS systems jointly developed by Applied Biosystems and MDS Inc. (Toronto: [...]

MKS Wins Contract to Furnish Vacuum Instrumentation for UK Diamond Synchrotron Light Source

Andover, MA- MKS Instruments, Inc., a leading provider of process control solutions for improving the productivity of advanced manufacturing processes, announced that it will provide all residual gas analyzers (RGAs) and vacuum gauging for the particularly demanding environment of the Diamond Synchrotron Light Source facility being constructed at Chilton, Oxfordshire, U.K. The order will exceed [...]

Honeywell Acquires Russian Advanced Solutions Provider

PHOENIX (February 10, 2004)-- Honeywell(NYSE: HON) announced today it has acquired Petrocom, a leading provider of consulting services and advanced process control solutions for the refining and oil and gas markets as well as other industrial segments. The acquisition enhances Honeywell's presence in Russia and lays the foundation for future growth in the region. Based [...]

Caliper Life Sciences Unveils LabChip 3000 Drug Discovery System, the Next Generation in Microfluidic Drug Discovery Systems

HOPKINTON, Mass. -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP), today unveiled the LabChip 3000 Drug Discovery System at LabAutomation 2004 in San Jose, CA. The LabChip 3000 Drug Discovery System is the latest addition to the company's suite of LabChip Microfluidic Systems. The automated system performs unattended biochemical and cell-based screening assays using Caliper's microfluidic [...]

Waters Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase NuGenesis Technologies Corporation

MILFORD, Mass.--Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the outstanding capital stock of privately held Massachusetts-based NuGenesis Technologies Corporation for approximately $43 million, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions contained in the merger agreement. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first [...]

R/D Tech Inc. Acquires Panametrics NDT Products Group From General Electric Company

Quebec, Canada-R/D Tech Inc. announced the acquisition of the Panametrics ultrasonic NDT business from General Electric Company. This transaction includes assets located in the Panametrics facility in Waltham, MA, USA, as well as assets located in sales offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Benelux and Japan, and involves the transfer of a total [...]

Emerson and the Systems Integration Services-Life Sciences Division of Andover Controls Form and Alliance to Deliver Integrated GMP Solutions for FDA-Regulated Facilities

Austin, TX-Emerson Process Management and Andover Control’s systems Integration Services (SIS) Group have formed an alliance aimed at extending both companies’ automation technology and service offering in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. This alliance will jointly pursue FDA-regulated automation business worldwide that requires an integrated approach to validation of process and facility management systems [...]

To Further Plant Efficiency, Emerson Adds Foundation Fieldbus Functionality to Rosemount Analytical MLT Mutli-Component Gas Analyzer

Orrville, OH-Emerson Process Management has augmented the accurate, continuous measurement of its new Rosemount Analytical MLT Multi-Component Gas Analyzer with built-in FOUNDATION™ fieldbus communications technology. A Component of PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, this enhancement of the analyzer further powers Emerson’s PlantWeb to deliver predictive information to operators and maintenance personnel: they can view the process [...]

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