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  • Report on UK Jobs – April 2020

    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: Unprecedented fall in recruitment activity Recruitment consultancies across the […]

  • Waters Results Hit by COVID-19

    Waters Corp. (Milford, Mass.) today reported their Q1 results for FY 2020. The quarter has been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus, notably in China early in the quarter, and later in Europe, the Americas and India. Sales declined by 10% to $465m although 2% of this was due to negative currency effects, but the company […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – December 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 December are: Renewed rise in permanent placements December data signalled the […]

  • 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 […]

  • UK Report on Jobs – Dec 2018

    Latest Report on UK Jobs 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 December are: Candidate availability continues to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – July 2018

    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 July are: Softer rise in permanent staff appointments… Permanent placements continued […]

  • Metrohm Acquires B&W Tek

    Metrohm AG of Herisau, Switzerland has announced the acquisition of the Spectroscopy Solutions Business of US firm B&W Tek along with several subsidiaries. President and CEO of Metrohm AG, Dr. Christoph Fässler said, “We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations.” Read […]

  • 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 […]