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  • PerkinElmer Agrees to Acquire SIRION Biotech

    PerkinElmer Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SIRION Biotech GmbH, a leading, global provider of viral vector-based technologies that drive improved delivery performance for cell and gene therapies. The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, privately held SIRION has approximately 50 employees based […]

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    Oxford Instruments Buys WITec

    Oxford Instruments plc has announced the acquisition of WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH, a leading provider of Raman microscopy imaging solutions, based in Ulm, Germany, for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of €42m, of which €5m is conditional on trading performance over a period of 12 months following completion. The acquisition is in line with […]

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    Tecan Reports Financials for 2020

    Based on strong demand for COVID-19-related products, Tecan Group has reported significant growth in sales and profits in an exceptional and demanding year 2020. The company recorded a surge in orders for product lines supporting the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Full-year order entry increased by 33.9% to CHF 855.2 million (2019: CHF 638.6 […]

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    ZEISS Acquires Majority Stake in arivis AG

    ZEISS Acquires Majority Stake in arivis AG ZEISS has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in the imaging business of arivis. With this investment, the company is further strengthening its software competencies and market position in 3D image visualisation, image processing, and analysis software for research microscopy. Both companies have a long-standing collaboration and […]

  • PerkinElmer to Acquire Horizon Discovery

    PerkinElmer (Waltham, MA, USA) and Horizon Discovery (Cambridge, UK) have announced an agreement whereby PerkinElmer will acquire Horizon for approximately $383 million (£296 million). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Horizon is a leading provider of CRISPR and RNAi reagents, cell models, cell engineering and base editing offerings which […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]