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  • 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 […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – March 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 March are: Growth in permanent placements outstrips that for temp billings […]

  • 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 […]

  • Report on UK Jobs – January 2018

    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 January are: Sharper increase in permanent placements… […]

  • 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…    

  • Report on UK Jobs – September 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 September are: Permanent placements growth weakens to five-month low… Permanent staff […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]