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    • The Varian acquisition – five years on
      The sale of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) technology business – the former Oxford Diffraction, part of the Varian acquisition of 2010 – to Rigaku Corp (Tokyo, Japan) follows hot on the foot of Agilent Technologies Inc (Santa Clara, CA) closing the former Varian nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) division, leading to a loss of over 200 positions – 100 alone part of 120-strong team previously employed [...]
    • Global instrument exports grow despite US weakness
      Global instrumentation sales were up in the low single digits in calendar 2014, according to Instrument News calculations. For the three most important manufacturing nations for analytical instruments—still the US, the European Union (EU) and Japan, as China’s strength as a producer remains well below its importance as a market for foreign firms—combined exports reached $21.35 billion, although this was just a 4% improvement on that of the prior year. Benefiting [...]
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