Instrument News October 2023 – content

Life Sciences

Trane Technologies continues to build its LS business

Metabolomics start-up raises funds              

Danaher continues expansion with purchase of antibody specialist

SaaS company Semaphore wins “significant investments” 

Bruker acquires single-cell analysis firm and strengthens software unit              

Vector Labs buys dPEG® technology for bioconjugation

Eppendorf opens new US distribution centre


General Laboratory

Temperature control business adopts SE status

Anton Paar expands material characterisation portfolio with Brabender acquisition

Exum raises funds for desktop TOF MS for materials research

Pfeiffer invests to reach €1 billion revenue mark

Mervilab expands Calibre’s Spanish footprint

Knauer invests in laboratory workplace organiser start-up

Markes to distribute headspace microextraction method

Horiba launches new Raman microscope


Process and hand-held instrumentation


Siemens to sell its process GC business

Process Insights sold to Industrial Growth Partners

Specim sees investment following acquisition

Life Science digitalisation expert bought by ATS

Syft downsizes operations and raises additional funds




Currencies and organic growth buoys Abcam ahead of takeover

Export markets drive Leica Microsystems in 2021

Transition of licensing model hits IDBS during 2021              

Danaher’s life-science focussed segments hit by Covid to different degrees

Acquisitions prevent worse at Azenta

Freeze dryer firm Christ sees small growth in 2021

Analytics demand experiences strong annual growth at Pfeiffer

Huber reports record results for second pandemic year

Agilent continues to see double-digit organic growth              

Record results for Knauer in second pandemic year

GL Sciences grows in high teens

Thermo Fisher comes in $300 million below forecast

Healthcare becomes strongest growing Nikon segment

Bejing Labtech saved by second half

SP Industries prevents sagging of ATS’ life science revenues

Syft Technologies downsizes as semicon downturn halves revenues              

Continued strong revenue growth at Kromek

Hach not strongest suit at Danaher’s pre-independence EAS

Yen depreciation and oil industry recovery drive Yokogawa’s growth

Parker Industrial sees waning demand from life science customers