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  • Thermo and Qiagen Agree Terms

    Thermo Fisher and Qiagen Agree Terms for Acquisition Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and QIAGEN N.V. have announced that they have entered into an amendment to their acquisition agreement under which Thermo Fisher has commenced a tender offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares of QIAGEN. The amendment increases the original offer price of €39.00 […]

  • Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook

    Perkin Elmer Updates Q2 Outlook Perkin Elmer has today revised their outlook for Q2, announcing that they expect growth of approximately 12% for the second quarter ended July 5, 2020. The strong revenue growth was driven by better-than-expected demand for solutions aimed at COVID-19 testing needs across the globe. Demand for the Company’s RT-PCR and […]

  • Danaher Completes Sale of Business Units to Sartorius

    Danaher Corporation has announced today the completion of the sale of some of its businesses to Sartorius AG for a consideration of $825 million. The sale was a requirement in order to obtain regulatory approval for Danaher’s acquisition of the GE Biopharma business, now called Cytiva. The sale included its label-free biomolecular characterization, chromatography hardware […]

  • 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 […]

  • Scientist with Leica Microscope

    EMBL and Leica Announce Collaboration

    The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and Leica Microsystems have announced an agreement regarding the development of new imaging technologies based on the principles of Open Innovation. The collaboration is expected to bridge the gap between technology development and commercialisation. The new imaging center at the EMBL, scheduled to open in mid-2021, will provide a […]

  • Zeiss Acquires Saxonia Systems

    Zeiss have today announced that they will be moving from a 25% stake in Saxonia Systems to a complete takeover of the company with completion expected in February 2020. The companies have collaborated on software projects for over 10 years and Zeiss has had a 25% stake since 2018 but the full acquisition, the company […]

  • 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. […]