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    • 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 [...]
    • Chinese export growth continues to dwindle
      After a weak 2015, in which Chinese instrument export growth dropped below the double-digits for the first time in years, last year saw an even worse performance for China’s instrumentation manufacturers, as growth dwindled into the low single-digits. In calendar 2016, the sector exported analytical instruments worth C¥12.10 billion ($1.75 billion at C¥6.91 = $1) to customers outside China.   Representing a gain of just 2% over the previous year, this was [...]
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