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    • US instrument sector holds firm on research spending despite pressure to streamline costs
      Negative currency effects were a ferocious headwind for all US-based manufacturers of analytical instruments last year, putting severe pressure on companies to shore up their bottom lines by cutting costs. Despite this, spending on research and development was remarkably consistent in the period, demonstrating once again the importance placed on innovation by the sector. Although revenues for the US instrument sector grew by an average of 3% in 2015 from those [...]
    • 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 [...]
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