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November 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Battery Ventures acquires British life science instrumentation firm

Brooks moves into genomics and NGS services with purchase

First acquisition for 10x Genomics

Agilent makes bid for cytometry market with acquisition

Eurofins grows through acquisitions continues in 2018

TTP Labtech develops sample prep platform for cryo-EM

Ubiquigent wins compound development grant

PharmaFluidics wins MS partner

 

General Laboratory           

Mecmesin joins James Heal with Battery Ventures’ PPT group

Asset buy ends lull in acquisitions for TA Instruments

Regulatory concerns to delay Gatan sale

Wyatt Technology buys FFF company

Techcomp expands Livingston campus

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Thermo Fisher buys cell culture media business

Swagelok expands headquarters campus

Pall enters into partnership with cell line developers

Repligen accelerates commercial expansion with agreements

Fluence Analytics signs Japanese distributor

 

Financials

Qiagen experiences slower European growth in Q2

HBIO reaps benefits from restructuring

Eurofins organic growth at 5%

Currency headwinds shave off 4% of Sartorius’ topline

Stratec reduces forecast after difficult first six months

Acquisitions buoy growth at Brooks LSS

Chiltern purchase helps LabCorp’s CCD

Half of bioMérieux’s organic growth contributed by FilmArray

Roche sequencing sales and PCR licencing income decline

Addlife Labtech sees strong organic growth in first half

Spectris CLS acquisition performs below expectations

GD’s Medical sees best organic growth in eight years

PerkinElmer sees applied markets lead DAS growth

Increased R&D costs push Techcomp back into the red

Dynasil improves after challenging fiscal 2017

Kewaunee ends on a high

Prudent organic guidance from TFS despite bumper first half results

Pfeiffer tops its own half-year forecast

Showa increases Chemicals 2018 guidance

Renishaw Healthcare makes first ever profit

EAS benefits from acquisition and higher investments

Schneider Electric’s IA segment hit by currencies

Threat detection sales drive FLIR’s new G&D segment

Scientific Imaging backlog drives organic growth at Roper M&SI

L3 Technologies hopes for ClearScan traction in the US

Specialty Products less successful than Honeywell’s Process Solutions

Parker Hannifin North America benefits from acquisitions

 

Appointments

October 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Tecan moves into NGS library preparation market with acquisition

Neogen adds two businesses

GEH separation to complete in next 18 months

GenScript buys electronic microarray company

IDEX acquires astronomy and life science camera specialist

Bruker to acquire majority of diagnostics company

Hamilton Storage moves into new Swiss headquarters

Transcriptic powers remote drug discovery centre at Lilly

Phase Focus wins international distribution partners

Danaher to spin off Dental business

Thermo Fisher licenses in CRISPR technology

 

General Laboratory

Advion moves into expanded headquarters

Horiba Scientific opens optical spectroscopy centre

Sensirion raises funds in IPO

Blue Scientific to distribute photothermal IR technology

Shimadzu expands vacuum pump service in Europe

Entegris makes three acquisitions

Uniqsis signs US distributor

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Union Park Capital adds trace gas analyser firm to new business group

Battery Ventures expands PST group with two UK businesses

Amazon Filters wins equity company support

Pall Biotech signs two new bioprocess partners

 

Financials

TTP Labtech slowly reduces losses on steady topline increases

Tecan’s Life Sciences stagnates after previous year’s success

Partnerships and deals do not affect PBI’s results

GE Healthcare grows stronger than its parent

Fluidigm sales weaken in domestic market

Shareholders waver in spite Abcam results

Luminex confirms full year guidance despite LabCorp decision

Expedeon reaches positive EBITDA

Oxford Instruments topline suffers from divestitures

Organic growth at BSI compensates for expected decline at BEST

Mettler-Toledo sees currencies headwinds ahead

MKS expects moderation in semicon spending

Horiba reduces forecasts while SIS improves

XRF continues to improve over last fiscal year

Ultra precision technologies grow strongly organically at Ametek’s EIG

Nynomic sales growth dominated by acquisitions

ABB organic growth wiped out by currency effects

Strong growth for Inficon S&E division

 

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September 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Blockchain-powered DNA and health database secures funding round

Funding boost for AI metabolomics startup

Bio-Techne makes two acquisitions for diagnostics markets

Andrew Alliance wins funding from corporate and private backers

PathogenDx raising start-up funds

Promega plans further headquarters expansion

Major MS player acquires exclusive rights to DESI

Zeus becomes global distributor of Dynex instruments

Gooch & Housego expands life sciences segment with purchase

BMG Labtech expands global headquarters

Hamilton launches two automation platforms for Waters

Cellenion and Miltenyi partner

 

General Laboratory 

B&W Tek assets acquired by Swiss instrument specialist

RaySpec becomes part of larger X-ray products group

Micro Materials bought by Spantech

Polytec to distribute X-ray camera portfolio from Advacam

Glitch in industrial gases super merger

Metrohm and Waters partner in IC

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Ldetek joins Battery Venture’s PST Group

Grabner adopts FTIR technology as OEM product

Luna Innovations sells optoelectronics solutions unit

Ametek buys two firms for EIG

 

Financials

Bio-Techne Diagnostics to benefit from purchases in next fiscal year

Illumina’s recurring revenues reaches 84%

Chinese demand alleviates the worst for PacBio

Acquisition of IDT pushes Danaher LS sales to double-digit growth

SDI has record year on acquisitions and flourishing OEM business

Bio-Rad management ups forecast on LS performance

Currency translation push down “strong organic growth” at Merck LS

IVD and biotechnology markets “overperform” at IDEX HST

Waters’ domestic revenues shrink in Q2

Xylem test applications ramp up during second quarter

Halma growth led by E&A segment

Slump in industrial products does not curb Biotage

Prior Scientific invests in expansion after punishing fiscal year

Corning LS continues record-breaking performance into 2018

Kromek achieves first EBITDA-positive year

Danaher’s Hach business sees double-digit increases

Environmental products up on SSI buy at Teledyne

Domestic market dominates Luna revenues

 

Appointments

 

 

August 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Astero Bio buys assets of cryopreservation business

Dycent opens new gel production plant in China

Foss to open new R&D centre in Hungary

Purchase expands Bruker AFM life sciences offering

Agilent expands its consumables portfolio with glycan analysis specialist

AddLife buys distributor of food diagnostics products

Labtech International buys UK centrifuge business

StoneCalibre makes two further acquisitions

Major AFM company in collaboration with Cytosurge

Cellectrion grants exclusive Dynaflow licence

Oxford Nanopore settles patent litigation in Europe

Genomics software business raises funds

Solvias sees 16% growth in calendar 2017

Applied Photophysics signs two European distributors

 

General Laboratory

Thermo Fisher eyes jewel of Roper’s Scientific Imaging segment

Specim moves HQs to Espoo

Binder grows sales 3% in 2016

Micromeritics expands portfolio with powder flow specialist

Milk processing industry focus of Lactotronic purchase

Markes presents versatile sample prep platform

 

Process and hand-held instrumentation

Alpha MOS to focus on process QA

Name change for m-u-t AG

Sick invests in German locations

 

Feature

Leaderboard 2018: a picture of deceptive tranquillity

 

Financials

Integra Biosciences EBIT growth declines

ONT revenues and orders up in 2017

Berthold Technologies misses calendar 2016 target

Bioindustry’s contribution reduced at Takara Bio

Porvair Laboratory saved from stagnating topline by acquisitions

AddLife benefits from life science being priority in Scandinavia

Qiagen beats own CER guidance

Agilent’s investors sceptical despite on-track guidance

HHT edges over guidance thanks to scientific systems

Tosoh grows in fiscal year despite weak last quarter

Markes more than doubles growth rates in 2017

Atlas Copco share price dips on lower-than-expected orders

Eurocontrol has weak start in 2018

JEOL almost hits own sales guidance

Process automation at Sick still below expectations in 2017

All indicators point up for m-u-t AG

Reversal of fortunes at AHL in first quarter

Alpha MOS revenues take a tumble

 

Appointments

July 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Illumina to integrate ‘platform-as-a-service’ provider for NGS data analysis

More fund made available to 10x Genomics

Horizon Discovery rebuffs takeover plans

Eppendorf opens automated storage facility for plastics products

Sygnis continues shopping spree while losses shrink

Bruker buys in SPR capabilities

Danaher to integrate business unit with Molecular Devices

 

General Laboratory

SiliCycle invests into expansion of manufacturing capabilities

Agilent stocks up on standards and reference materials

SPECS USA changes name

Adam Equipment grows in export markets

PerkinElmer expands Chinese instrumentation foothold

Acquisition expands Agilent’s foothold in East Asia

Scanwel signs two new partners

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Two acquisitions enhance NDT capabilities at Zeiss RQT

Kromek celebrates anniversary, moves US site to new facility

Siemens signs automation deal

Veolia signs Hach for laboratory supplies and process analysers

 

Features

ASMS 2018 Annual Conference: Throughput is the name of the game

 

Financials

Illumina raises guidance as it continues to overperform

Bio-Techne reaffirms guidance as sales continue to climb

Weak dollar buoys GE as pruning continues

Sartorius’ bottom line held back by currency and costs

Fluidigm held back by delayed instrument orders

PSS slashes guidance as sales continue to slide

HBIO ups guidance as DSI purchase drives growth

Thermo ups guidance thanks to acquisitions and currencies

Shimadzu falls short of guidance on instrument sales

Showa Denko beats guidance for 2017

Foss break sales records despite lower growth rates

Carl Zeiss benefits from semicon market improvement

OI returns to profit after industrial analysis divestment

Losses widen as costs hit Nikon’s bottom line

Morpho buy offsets weak markets for Smiths Detection

Varex Imaging benefits from acquisition in second year after inception

Newly-combined Australian firm drives growth for Diploma

Security screening drives growth for Comet

 

Appointments

 

June 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Brooks adds cryo-storage services company

Twist raises a further $50 million funding

Fujifilm buy cell culture media company

LGC makes two acquisitions for Genomics division

Genoptix buys Dx lab as prelude for Rosetta Genomics acquisition

LIMS and ELN company to expand Agilent informatics offering

Equity support continues to fuel acquisitions at Thomas Scientific

Systec partners for autoclave validation

Greiner Bio-One buys magnetic 3D cell culture technology

 

General Laboratory

Merger to spark more competition in elemental analysis

TE Instruments opens US offices following deal termination

Danaher slips in another separations acquisition

Flash Photonics moves to new headquarters

Stanhope-Seta grows in 80th anniversary year

Julabo opens expanded UK headquarters

Microsaic expands commercial reach and repositions to biologics QC

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Sixth purchase deepens Unchained Labs stake in biologics QC

Emerson buys industrial software company

Yokogawa sets up IIoT business

Honeywell expands manufacturing capacity

E+H invests in additional facilities globally

German process specialist acquires portable NIR start-up

 

Features

Growth returns to Japan's instrument sector in 2017

 

Financials

Eppendorf’s bottom line droops despite above-target sales

Danaher LS benefits from strong markets and weak dollar

Acquisitions put Tecan’s growth ahead of forecasts

­­­Bio-Rad edges over consensus thanks to shaky dollar

BD raises guidance after better than expected sales

Acquisitions and new product launches keep Stratec on track

Brooks grows on strong markets and acquisitions

Record growth for MKS thanks to semiconductor surge

Techcomp returns to profit on the eve of ownership split

Evaporation products help Biotage maintain growth

Acquisition boosts sales but hurts margins for PerkinElmer

Exchange rates help Olympus beat guidance

MT outperforms thanks to instrument sales and China

Renishaw Healthcare continues to reduce losses

Strong overseas growth puts Yokogawa ahead of targets

Weakening dollar pushes Danaher E&AS in Q1

Cloudy prospects for Inficon as Hapsite waits for market bounce

E+H sees top and bottom line growth

Marine instruments business holds back Teledyne

Astrotech spins its wheels as liquidity worries continue

 

Appointments

May 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Danaher expands into synthetic biology­­ with acquisition

Nexcelom wins growth investment

Stratec to change legal form

PharmaFluidics series A funding to support expansion

Certara acquires competitor

Two Pore Guys win collaboration partner and investor

Sphere Fluidics expands workforce to commercialise Cyto-Mine

 

General Laboratory

Tescan buys distributor, expands into 3D CT

Anasys finds home at Bruker Nano

Prior Scientific acquires nanopositioning pioneer

Elementar America moves to Long Island

Techcomp buys UAE partner after Scion restructuring

AEI adds Japanese high voltage power company

Magritek moves staff to Europe

Gerstel to reach sales milestone in anniversary year

Lauda Scientific enters market for optical tensiometry

Axel Semrau launched combined powder dosing platform

Jüke Systemtechnik sees healthy growth in 2016

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Spectris merges further businesses, adds automotive testing firm

Ingenza to double its footprint

Ion Science launches PID fire investigation kit

LayTec becomes part of m-u-t AG

 

Features

Analytica 2018: The world largest meeting for the laboratory industry

EU instrument export growth more than doubles

 

Financials

NovaSeq keeps Illumina ahead of forecasts in 2017

PBI not out of the woods despite positive developments

PacBio ends the year ahead of Wall Street targets

Eurofins outperforms in its most active year for acquisitions

FilmArray puts bioMérieux over the top despite currency headwind

AddLife driven equally by Biolin purchase and active markets

OpGen slashes costs as commercialisation continues

SDI grows organically and through purchases

Agilent smashes guidance despite tax-related earnings tumble

Second half rebound allows Horiba to end the year ahead

Bruker beats Wall Street estimates

Acquisitions and overseas demand put Judges back on track

Pfeiffer sails over guidance in takeover year

HHT continues to edge down outlook

Spectris driven by currency and US market in 2017

IDEX continues to benefit from strong instrument sales

Shimadzu grows in double digits

Skyray shines as turnover doubles

Microsaic sales continue to dive

Roper impresses with guidance despite sales miss

API asset sale helps Luna regain profitability

Eurocontrol explores its options as profitability remains elusive

 

Appointments

April 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Bruker buys high-speed IR microscopy start-up

Roche to spend $2bn on oncology EHR company

Agilent acquires nucleic acid fragment separation specialist

RedShiftBio completes trial project of MMS platform

PerkinElmer buys pre-implantation testing firm

Oxford Nanopore wins ITC case

TFS expands forensics testing capabilities with acquisition

Relay Therapeutics raises funds

IPG finalises Touchstone purchase

SDI acquires further CCD camera assets

 

General Laboratory

Verder adds hardness testing company

Detector Technology buys instrument supplies specialist

Business of chromatography firm taken on by larger distributor

IPG Photonics acquires OptiGrade

BrightSpec signs distributor for Japanese market

Anton Paar and Metrohm go separate ways ‘Down Under’

Bristol Instruments expands distribution network

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Ametek buys moisture and gas measurement specialist

Parker Hannifin starts bioscience unit

Luna Innovations creates new THz imaging division

TSI buys stress monitoring assets

 

Features

Pittcon 2018: condensed, miniaturised and pep infused

M&A: Life science acquisitions tailing off in 2017

 

Financials

Tax charge puts Luminex in the red despite sales beat

Currency headwinds slacken but Abcam ups guidance

Roche extends informatics push in a solid fourth quarter

BD beats on sales but drops to a loss on costs

Merck beats targets but warns of currency headwinds

Fluidigm earnings miss despite mass cytometry surge

HBIO boosted by European recovery and currency

Strongest performance in four years for Corning LS

GD expects Medical segment to strengthen in 2018

Atlas Copco benefits from high vacuum demand

Life Science not driver at Dassault

TFS exceeds expectations with broad-based growth

Semiconductor rebound and Newport purchase drive MKS

PE ends year with late acquisition

XRF posts stronger results as expansion continues

Emerson AS raises guidance as acquisition drives growth

Weak TSA demand continues to hold back L3 in 2017

Demand for in-field instruments boosts Honeywell

Inficon S&E ends year strong despite volatile markets

Schneider beats forecasts for industrial automation

Danaher E&AS ends year strongly due to acquisition

ABB offsets weak markets with automation purchase

Parker Hannifin expects continued market recovery in 2018

 

Appointments

March 2018 – content

Life Sciences

End of the road for Protea Biosciences?

HBIO buys lab animal monitoring specialist

Spectris buys research and laboratory services business

Siemens to spin out healthcare business

Qiagen to spend $200 million on pre-commercial diagnostics company

Quanterix goes public, launches new biomarker instrument

Jenoptik to target biophotonics

Thomas Scientific makes two acquisitions

ADS Biotec launches new cytogenetics isolator instrument

NanoTemper launches new product

Genialis raises seed investment

 

General Laboratory

Advion reports record sales in calendar 2017

Metrohm expands Raman capabilities with two purchases

Lauda reaches 2017 revenues of €80 million

Unitron buys Luxo microscope division

Quantachrome sells to European instrument specialist

Seal Analytical adds robotics specialist

Cronin Group buys lab equipment operating platform firm

Phenom World joins assets of original owner

Köttermann suffers in 70th anniversary year

Shimadzu to distribute Restek separation consumables

Spectro Analytical in collaboration with lab chemical manufacturer

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Hach buys solar irradiation testing business

Pyreos enters partnership with spectroscopy expert

Asahi Glass pools contract protein manufacturing assets

Pall and WuXi set up R&D bioprocessing laboratory

 

Features

SLAS 2018: Conference report

Growth for global instrument trade during first half of 2017­­

US instrument sector continues to blossom

 

Financials

Brooks ramps up growth in surging biostorage sector

Qiagen beats guidance as instrument sales strengthen

Stratec holds firm on guidance as expansion continues

Lab sector and acquisitions offset headwinds for Sartorius

Danaher impresses thanks to life science equipment sales

Healthcare to remain core as GE cuts away dead wood

Xylem continues to expand as it closes a solid year

Waters grows in key end markets

Biotage bullish on strongest year yet

Dynasil back in black due to tax gains

Healthy markets keep Zeiss microscopes on track

VWR tops targets on the eve of Avantor merger

MT raises guidance for full year

Acquisitions continue to boost growth at Ametek

Alpha MOS halves revenues in H1 2017

Teledyne’s Instruments grow in double digit in Q4

FLIR Detection saved by fourth quarter

 

Appointments

February 2018 – Content

Life Sciences

Agilent buys in biosensor and bioassay capabilities

Maravai adds nucleic acid synthesis reagent expert

PBI seeks fortune with purchase of biologics formulation firm

Bio-Techne buys cell culture reagent firm

Roche buys healthcare lab data specialist

Software firm acquires forensics laboratory

Nanosurf to develop live-cell weighing instrument

Japanese-French IVD joint venture dissolved

ONT key for most complete human DNA sequence

Cytosurge signs AFM instrument partners

Optibrium moves into new HQs following expansion

Illumina to sell TFS’ AmpliSeq technology to its customers

 

General Laboratory

General Electric CEO Flannery considers business break up

Horiba Scientific buys SPM product business

Elemental Scientific adds laser ablation capabilities

Nanoscribe celebrates 10th anniversary

Excelitas being sold to next equity investment owner

SDI expands with thermal control company

JEOL and Nikon open CLEM solution centre

TeakOrigin wins industry giant as partner

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Puridify becomes part of GE Healthcare

EPTEK’s CEM assets find interest with industry giant

Ametek launches process MS

 

Features

TDA 2018 Outlook: Analytical Instrument Industry

Japanese instrument exports continue to sink

 

Financials

Illumina ups guidance as NovaSeq exceeds expectations

Bio-Rad ahead of targets despite North American slowness

PSS ends tough year with strong growth forecast

PBI struggles to stay afloat with dwindling resources

Acquisitions boost sales of Takara’s reagents and instruments

AddLife growth benefits from acquisition

PacBio stock dips after sales miss

Weak Pound Sterling continues to drive growth for Halma

Agilent’s strength surprises both itself and analysts

Busch takeover causes management purge at Pfeiffer

Instrument sales begin to pick up for Horiba

Shimadzu raises guidance as markets strengthen

Solid results as Corning doubles down on pharma packaging

JEOL disappoints although prospects brighten

Instrument sales drive growth for IDEX

AHL returns to profit despite plunging sales

Order timing problems remain a headwind for L3

Danaher E&AS boosted by acquisitions and currency

Roper raises guidance after beating on earnings

 

Appointments