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    • VWR makes two purchases of single-use companies
      Over the last three months, VWR Corp (Radnor, PA) has purchased another two companies in the field of single-use process technology, continuing its shopping spree it has been on ever since the original parent Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) sold the company to its first private equity owner.  The company finally made its IPO in late 2014, raising over $535 million in the process, more than $100 million less than the company [...]
    • Chinese instrument market continues to slow in 2015
      The Chinese instrumentation sector had a difficult time last year, as export growth slipped below the double-digits, while import growth continued to fall, ending the year barely ahead of 2014. Exports of instruments manufactured in China in calendar 2015 improved by 9% from the previous year to C¥8.77 billion ($1.41 billion at C¥6.22 = $1), affected by a significant decline in sales to customers in Japan (down 6% year-on-year to C¥951.4 [...]
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