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    • PEFTEC – new conference for analytical instruments in the petrochemical industry
      The economic heart of Belgium, the port city of Antwerp, will on the 18th and 19th of November 2015 be hosting the latest new conference and exhibition for analytical instruments, PEFTEC, the International Conference and Exhibition on Petroleum, Refining and Environmental Monitoring.  Organised by International Labmate Ltd (St Albans, England), for over 40 years targeting scientists and laboratory managers with new developments in analytical instruments and laboratory equipment, the event [...]
    • 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 [...]
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