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    • Pittcon Editors’ Awards: two decades of celebrating and rewarding innovation
      Just when the Pittcon Editors’ Awards were to make their 21st appearance at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon), held this year in Atlanta, the group of editors and journalists making up the core of the self-assembled judging panel have made the reluctant decision to discontinue the tradition, because of a steadily dwindling contribution from the wider media corps attending Pittcon. The award was conceived in 1996 [...]
    • M&A 2015: substantial industry consolidation
      While it was clear that the takeover of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGgA would make 2015 a merger year at least equal to 2014, further acquisitions came to the fore to make it a period of consolidation on a scale not seen in the analytical instrument industry so far. Taken together, the transaction price of the two largest deals – the SIAL purchase and the acquisition of Pall by Danaher – was [...]
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