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  • Report on UK Jobs – June 2017

    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 June are: Staff appointments increase at softer pace Permanent placements continued […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – May 2017

    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 May are: Sharpest increase in staff appointments for over two years… […]

  • Shimadzu

    Shimadzu and Phytronix Sign Agreement

    Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) and Phytronix Technologies (Québec, Canada) have today announced that the companies have signed an agreement to offer the first Triple Ion Source incorporating the Phytronix LDTD (Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source). It is claimed this new high-speed platform will significantly improve productivity in high-throughput laboratories performing toxicology, drug discovery and […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – April 2017

    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 April are: Slowest increase in permanent placements for seven months Growth […]

  • Bruker

    Bruker acquires Luxendo

    Bruker today announced that it has acquired Luxendo, a privately held spin-off of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, Luxendo was founded in September 2015. The company develops and manufactures proprietary light-sheet fluorescence microscopy instruments. Luxendo’s proprietary single plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) technique significantly reduces sampling times over conventional laser scanning confocal microscopes, […]

  • Oxford Instruments

    Oxford Instruments Divests Spectroscopy Business

    Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology instrumentation for industry and research, has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (‘HHT’) for a consideration of £80 million on a cash and debt free basis. HHT will acquire the companies, assets and liabilities that comprise the Industrial Analysis business. The […]

  • VWR

    VWR Acquires MESM Ltd.

    Acquisition further expands VWRCATALYST Services for Clinical Trial Studies VWR, the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, announced today that it has acquired MESM Ltd., a provider of laboratory and medical equipment and ancillary supplies to clinical trials worldwide. Widely respected by customers for its ability to […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – March 2017

    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 March are: Permanent placements increase at softer pace Latest data pointed […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – February 2017

    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: Stronger growth of permanent staff placements Growth in permanent […]

  • Thorlabs Announce UK Expansion

    Thorlabs (Ely, UK) have announced plans to expand their presence in the UK. This subsidiary of the US parent based in Newton, NJ design and manufacture a wide range of high-precision motion control systems and specialised vibration isolation products used in photonics applications. Ely, Cambridgeshire is home to the company’s UK manufacturing site where 90% […]

  • Spectris Announce Full Year Results for 2016

    Spectris the instrumentation and controls company, owner of brands such as Malvern Instruments, PANalytical and Particle Measuring Systems, has today announced full year results for the year ending December 31 2016. The year ended with a strong Q4 which appears to have offset difficult trading conditions experienced earlier in the year. Reported sales are 13% […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – January 2017

    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 January are: Permanent placements increase at softest pace in four months […]