Instrument News – March 2024 – content

Life Sciences

B Medical to become self-contained third Azenta division

Equity investor combines three laboratory automation businesses

Calibre Scientific buys seven businesses in 40 days

Sequencing library preparation specialist buys data analysis company

Bruker to buy ptychography specialist Phasefocus


General Laboratory

HettichLab acquires refrigeration expert

Bruker purchases advanced Raman microscopy business

Hitachi transfers Healthcare business to Hitachi High-Technologies

Tibidabo acquires two specialist camera companies

Malvern Panalytical expands semicon metrology offering

Two LIMS developers merge to create GUS Lab

DKSH expands demonstration lab in China

Teledyne Labs signs first third-party supplier


Process & hand-held instrumentation

SOPAT aims for process particle characterisation leadership with acquisition

Change in reporting structure to give Indutrade “clear strategic focus”

Donaldson opens LS technical centre

Acquisition expands Bruker’s process Raman portfolio

Emerson buys ultrasonic flow meter expert

MT and LabWare achieve integration into Körber PAS-X MES



Biopharmaceutical instrument sales drop at Mesa Labs

Biosciences unit boosts BD’s Life Sciences division

Dassault LS leads by growth in first half

Covid-related sales hold back organic growth at Azenta

ONT grows on research sequencing

Maravai loses majority of revenues on vaccine-demand decline

Weak demand from analytical instrument market at Atlas Copco’s VT

Academic sales increase 19% at Hamamatsu

HHT continues to suffer declining semiconductor industry demand

Nikon sees growth in LS and industrial microscopy

HettichLab offsets most of pandemic top-line drop in 2021

Key instruments drive A&MI division at Shimadzu

NDT and microscopy up, while semiconductor demand begins to fall at Zeiss

Edwards margin decreases despite double-digit turnover increase

Donaldson LS held back by Disk Drive softness

Growth rate sharply down during Kromek’s first half              

Parker Hannifin’s Industrial divisions decline organically

Measurement and Analytical businesses lead by growth rate at Emerson

Growth in oil and gas industry buoys Yokogawa top line

Industrial segment growth offsets Varex' Chinese weakness