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  • Thorlabs

    Thorlabs to Acquire Cirtemo

    Thorlabs has announced their intention to acquire Columbia-based Cirtemo, LLC. Founded in 2012, Cirtemo designs and manufactures patented optical filters, called Multivariate Optical Elements, which are encoded to detect complex chemical compounds. The acquisition includes this technology plus Nanopatterning Tools known as MagAssemble, which are used to “3D print” photolithography masks using nanoparticles. The Cirtemo […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – Feb 2019

    The Report on UK Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK jobs market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The main findings for February are: Permanent placements stagnate in February After a marginal drop […]

  • Horiba Acquires Manta Instruments

    HORIBA, Ltd. (Japan) has announced that HORIBA Instruments Inc (USA) has acquired all shares of MANTA Instruments, Inc. (USA) on January 24, 2019. MANTA has earned a high reputation for its nanoparticle characterisation technology by using a breakthrough multispectral nanoparticle tracking technique that was developed and patented by the University of California, San Diego. This […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker Acquires Alicona Imaging

    Bruker Corporation has signed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Alicona Imaging GmbH, a leading provider of optical-based metrology products based in Graz, Austria. The Company said that Alicona’s optical 3D metrology products are a perfect complement to Bruker’s microCT, stylus profiler, white-light interferometry and atomic force microscope (AFM) product suite. The combined […]

  • Super Resolution Microscopy in the News

      Super Resolution Microscopy and it’s potential impact being discussed by Oxford Nanoimaging of Oxford, UK.

  • Bruker

    Bruker Acquires JPK

    Bruker Corporation has announced that it has acquired JPK Instruments of Berlin, Germany. JPK provides microscopy instrumentation for biomolecular and cellular imaging, as well as force measurements on single molecules, cells and tissues. JPK adds in-depth expertise in live-cell imaging, cellular mechanics, adhesion, and molecular force measurements, optical trapping, and biological stimulus-response characterization to Bruker. […]

  • Micromeritics Inc Acquires Freeman Technology

    Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of premium products for advanced materials characterisation, today announced the acquisition of Freeman Technology of Tewkesbury, UK. Freeman Technology specialises in providing instruments for the measurement of powder flow properties and other behavioural properties of powders. Preston Hendrix, President of Micromeritics said, “The acquisition of Freeman Technology is […]

  • Mahr Sign Cooperation Agreement with NanoFocus

    (Image courtesy of Mahr GmbH) German metrology company Mahr (Göttingen, Germany) have announced a cooperation agreement with NanoFocus (Oberhausen, Germany) that will see Mahr offering confocal microscopes under the “MahrSurf CM” brand. The new system will be formally introduced at the Control Exhibition in Stuttgart at the end of April. Ulrich Kaspar, Managing Director at […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker Acquires Anasys Instruments

    Bruker has announced that it has acquired the privately held Anasys Instruments, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Anasys is a market leader in the field of photothermal IR spectroscopy from the nanoscale to the sub-micron and macro scale. They offer innovative products and solutions that measure spatially varying physical and chemical properties with nanoscale spatial resolution […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker Acquires German Company IRM2

    Bruker has announced that it has acquired IRM2, a developer of high-speed infrared (IR) imaging microscopes based on quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology. Innovative, fast QCL microscopy expands Bruker’s technology portfolio and market opportunities for infrared microscopy, with applications in biological tissue analysis and materials science, and future potential in tissue diagnostics. Financial details of […]

  • Spectris Report Full Year Results 2017

    For the 12 months ended 31st December 2017, Spectris PLC has reported a 13% increase in sales (6% on a like for like basis (LFL)) to £1,525 million. Operating profit is up 11% and profit before tax 12% higher than the previous year. Commenting on the results, John O’Higgins, Chief Executive, said: “Our performance in 2017 […]

  • Shimadzu

    Shimadzu and Restek Announce Distribution Agreement

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Restek Corporation have entered a partnership that enables the sales of Restek consumables by SSI. Under the terms of this agreement, SSI will promote and sell Restek consumables throughout its geographic territory, which includes the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Read on…