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    • Brighter year for the EU as export growth rebounds
      Although not quite matching the double-digit gains achieved two years ago, the European analytical instrumentation sector entered the second half of 2016 on a much more positive footing than had appeared likely at the beginning of the year, when trade figures showed a near collapse in exports. Buoyed by a rebound in shipments to the United States, achieved despite an unfavourable strengthening of the euro in the period (the currency hit [...]
    • Mega merger on a micro scale: Thermo Fisher/FEI and its impact on the EM market
      In the analytical industry space, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TSF; Waltham, MA) is undoubtedly the 800-pound gorilla in the room. When it was announced in May last year that the industry leader would be making the huge move to acquire FEI, a dominant player in the electron microscopy (EM) space, there would be no need for high-powered magnification to recognise the significance of the deal.  Although the regulators seemed to [...]
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