June 2022 – content

Life Sciences

Bio-Rad acquires digital PCR expert              

Two acquisitions for bioMérieux

Maravai expands nucleotide manufacturing capabilities

Qiagen acquires Polish recombinant protein expert              

IDBS expands offering with Skyland acquisition

Arrayjet establishes US office, launches new product family

Acquisitions expand Axion’s live-cell research instrumentation

Corning sells Genetest business to biospecimen start-up

Volta Labs tops up funding for NGS sample prep system


General Laboratory

Artel to become part of expands LS process company

Nanalysis expands into high-field NMR with acquisition

Exum Instruments wins funding round for laser ablation MS

MT expands bioprocess scale-up software offering

SLS comes through pandemic year unscathed

Chiron expands partner network in North America


Process and hand-held instrumentation

Alphasense becomes part of Ametek Mocon              

Picarro wins first equity investment from industrial CRDS customer

Ion Science steps into the breach

Bioprocess sampling platform bought by Merck              

Smiths finally closes the sale of its medical device segment

First phase of Sick AG’s NA headquarters expansion nears completion              

Detection Technology opens software-focussed hub in China

Sartorius partners for vaccine and biologics manufacturing              



Eppendorf breaks through barrier, while rate of growth reduces sharply

HBIO almost reaches profitability in 2021

10x Genomics up on product sales

Bioprocess solutions push Merck into overall double-digit growth              

Acquisition covers Tecan’s sharp second half pandemic-demand decline

PSS down by a fifth in first fiscal half

Horiba Scientific and P&E continue to grow in double digits

Laboratory division leads growth at Mettler Toledo              

Acquisitions expected to dramatically increase full fiscal-year revenues at Trajan              

XRF revenues buoyed by acquisition and high lithium costs

Revenues down at Specac in fiscal 2021

Foss generates sales growth after three fallow years

Pfeiffer AIRD’s recovery restrained in second half

Nanalysis doubles sales in post-pandemic recovery

Catch-up effects at Sick weakest in Process Automation

Varex Industrial has weak second quarter amidst general recovery

Honeywell’s Advanced Materials grows robustly during 2021

Ametek EIG driven by recovery in aerospace market and acquisitions

AHL suffers from economic climate in target markets

ABB’s process automation unit shows growth spurt in fourth quarter

SDL Technology secures full-year growth despite second half weakness