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June 2017 – Content

Life Sciences

Luxendo bought by analytical instrument specialist

Arrayjet wins funding for workforce expansion

Congenica wins Chinese funding and commercial partners

Titertek combines with bioanalytics business unit

Genedata opens UK office

Eppendorf buys majority of ELN specialist

GPT signs partnership for each of its business segments

LI-COR celebrates 46th anniversary


General Laboratory

Huber expands temperature control business

Pfeiffer tops up on leak detection capabilities

Binder completes new manufacturing facility

Specialised Imaging moves to new HQs

Core Informatics becomes part of instrument giant

XRF Scientific buys remaining share in flux manufacturer

Park Systems opens European headquarters

PerkinElmer reveals Delta Instruments purchase price


Process and hand-held instrumentation

Alpha MOS sells Japanese subsidiary

E+H purchase concentration measurement specialist

Thermo Fisher buys bioprocess technology partner

Morpho I&S snapped up by Advent-Oberthur



Sales slide at BD’s Biosciences unit in financial H1

PSS pushes into the red in fH1

Eurofins continues to benefit from purchases

Recurring sales at 60% of Brooks LSS revenues

PBI looks doubtfully into the future

Stratec transforms into international company in 2016

Sartorius LPS buoyed by acquisitions

Thermo Fisher raises guidance for 2017

Shimadzu recovers in fourth quarter

XRF Scientific profits squeezed in fH1

Earnings down at E+H for second year in a row

PerkinElmer loses ground in analytical instrument sales

IDEX saved by Fire & Safety business

Ametek purchases compensate for organic slump

Process Automation bogs down ABB

Sale of water treatment business affects AHL’s 2016 results

Diploma’s environmental sales flat on constant currencies



May 2017 – content

Life Sciences

GeneWorks picked up by synthetic genomics specialist

LGC invests into nucleic acid manufacturing with buy

Two cancer-related collaboration for Illumina

Porvair acquires US vial specialist

BioTek opens additional location in China

Management changes at leading CD company

CLS creates unified brand and plans operational expansion

VWR expands service business with acquisition

Merck expands biochemical reagent distributor agreement

LGC expands lab proficiency testing portfolio


General Laboratory

Ellutia opens new HQs and launches new GC family

PharmaFluidics raises additional funds for pillar array columns

Formulaction moves to expanded premises

Busch reaches 30% stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum

Digital Surf in software launch for SEM company

Microsaic signs two agreements

LabService Analytica launches remote odour sampling system


Process & hand-held instrumentation

OI to sell Industrial Analysis business

Sartorius invests in process software company


Tradedata: EU instrument sector stumbles in 2016



SIAL effect begins to wear off at Merck

Fluidigm slows rate of loss increase

Eppendorf grows all performance indicators in 2016

Danaher Life Sciences edges back to normality

Qiagen restructures to improve profitability

GE Healthcare in record fourth quarter

Last quarter upsurge for Horiba

Judges Scientific benefits from acquisitions and currencies

MT finishes solid 2016

Porvair 2016 growth not reliant on project revenues

Techcomp diminishes bottom line on administrative expenses

Xylem Analytics shows organic weakness

Pfeiffer buoyed by growth in semiconductor market

Mocon realignment recoups some of 2015 sales drop

Alpha MOS drops back to 2014 results

Hach and X-rite report low single-digit growth in 2016

Comet celebrates record 2016



April 2017 – content

Life Science News

Bruker acquisitions total $70 million

Sygnis buys electrophoresis equipment company

SFW Capital sells portfolio business to Sartorius

Grail to raise over $1 billion in series B round

Thermo Fisher to sell ZipChip technology with MS portfolio

Precision pump business bought by Tecan

Ginolis opens first Chinese office


General Laboratory

Antec changes name to reflect strategy shift

Duran Group creates integrated brand

Clemex privatises through merger

VWR makes three acquisitions in six months

Glen Creston ceases operations a decade after acquisition

ARC looks for value-added partner in GC-MS

Mocon changes name of European subsidiary


Process & hand-held instrumentation

MultiX raises funding for manufacturing expansion

Stratophase signs agreement with MilliporeSigma

908 Devices raises additional funds



Pittcon 2017: Will changes ahead be too little, too late?



Strength in China and Europe keeps Bio-Techne on track

HBIO misses on sales due to sluggish Europe

Tecan bottom line affected by Sias integration costs

AddLife almost doubles earnings in its final quarter

Illumina’s Asian sales rock

PacBio feels Roche contract cancellation

Spectris restructuring to help against challenging trading conditions

WITec 2016 revenues compensate for slip in previous year

Bruker bottom line improves while sales drop for third year

VWR benefits from demand of biopharma industry

Prior Scientific sales up a quarter for 2016

Renishaw closes diagnostics business

Organic growth for Smiths Detection

OSI Systems improves through acquisition

EPM to remain under pressure in fiscal 2017

H2 sales weaker at Microsaic



March 2017 – content

Life Sciences

Bruker acquires protein contract manufacturing company

Millipore Sigma adds pathogen testing company

Light-sheet microscopy company raises additional funds

Diba celebrates 30th anniversary

Labsis takes on operations of LIMS specialist

BioCision sells cryopreservation product lines

Qiagen relaunches NGS instrument after court injunction

Aushon granted new microarray printing patent


General Laboratory

KPM Analytics poised for further acquisitions

Xenocs acquires SAXS competitor

Bruker stocks up on nanomechanical testing

WITec opens Chinese office

Bruker expands portfolio with purchase of micro-ESR firm

Ocean Optics strengthens multispectral imaging capabilities

Memmert celebrates 80th anniversary

­­Altmann Analytik buys two chromatography lines in six months

Specialist service laboratory expands footprint

PI buys multi-axis systems specialist

OI sells superconducting wire business

Acquisition adds medical laser specialist to Ametek

LightPath buys ISP Optics


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Nova Instruments buys air flow sensor company

Smiths Group to sell Morpho’s EDT business to secure deal

In-Situ expands into flow monitoring with acquisition

Ametek invest in healthcare communications



M&A 2016 – Top 25 not dominated by diagnostics deals

US exports remain weak in full year 2016



Bio-Rad pushes into the red in Q4

Luminex hit by integration costs

Sartorius LPS shows solid growth in 2016

BD Biosciences weak in international markets

Immunodiagnostics drive Roche Diagnostics

LabCorp acquisitions pay handsomely

OpGen enters R&D deal with Merck & Co

Asian sales increases let Waters tick along

Corning not making enough of Life Sciences segment

Thermo Fisher 2016 revenues up 4% organically

Biotage revels in weak currencies

Oxford Instruments drops to a loss

Oil price remains Teledyne’s handicap

Market uncertainties force Yokogawa to reduce forecast

Mocon US sales down 10% in Q3

Strong growth for Inficon’s S&E division



February 2017 – content

Life Sciences

Agilent to expand target enrichment portfolio with acquisition

Qiagen expands bioinformatics portfolio with purchase

Bio-Rad to acquire dPCR assets for NGS enrichment

Indicia expands into flow cytometry

MSI software company bought by Bruker

PerkinElmer to sell medical imaging business, buys Dx business

Illumina enters into single-cell analysis software deal


General Laboratory

Biolin’s Analytical Instrument business finds new owner

Horiba Advanced Techno takes over parent’s pH meter offering

Image sensor specialist to be bought by Teledyne

KWIPPED raises series A funding

Manta signs distribution partner for particle tracking analyser

Teledyne buys dissolution testing specialist

Waters signs dissolution expert as reseller


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Repligen buys tangential flow filtration specialist

Tribogenics teams up with Horiba for Southeast Asia

L3 Technologies completes purchase of ETD company

Sartorius Stedim opens East Coast lab



Japanese exports worsen in first half of 2016

Steady global instrument sector growth in H1 2016



No overall trend for life science firms in Q3

Brooks LSS makes first ever profit in financial Q4

Fluidigm to implement cost cutting after sobering nine-month

Organic growth for Danaher LS stuck at 3%

Strong growth for GE Healthcare Life Sciences

EMEA lags behind in Qiagen’s Q3

bioMérieux breaks through €2bn barrier

Mixed bag of results for instrumentation companies

Agilent surprised by strength of LSMA in Q4

Growth returns to Zeiss’ microscopes business

Horiba’s Scientific Instruments experience difficult Q3

Halma benefits from low Pound Sterling

PerkinElmer falls short of forecast

Slow-growth environment dogs process businesses

Hach “declined slightly” in Danaher’s third quarter

Honeywell “operating in slow-growth environment” during Q3

Growth remains elusive for Parker Hannifin

Kromek product sales increase in fH1



January 2017 – content

Life Science News

Bruker to build microbiology business in Scotland

ONT raises additional funds

Roche terminates sequencer R&D agreement with PacBio

Thermo Fisher to buys stem cell specialist

Rubicon enters purchase agreement with Takara Bio

Bio-Techne buys minority share in biomarker specialist

Singulex signs licensing agreement for sepsis biomarker

Nabsys present first non-optical long-read genome map

NGS sample prep platform launched

GenomeNext launches ‘omics-software


General Laboratory

Anton Paar expands into Raman market with acquisition

Judges Scientific buys UHV bellows specialist

Nanalysis opens office for German-speaking markets

Kratos sees revenues stagnate after record 2014

Netzsch enters into partnership for rubber testing market

HHT to purchase EM distributor for Nordic region

Fischione Instruments expands headquarters

Freeman signs Indian distributor


Process & hand-held instrumentation

New film technology sparks expansion of facility

MarqMetrix moves to new headquarters

Teledyne adds gas monitoring company

SciAps wins Australian representative



Two sequencing companies show signs of problems

Illumina delivers rare quarterly miss

Luminex benefits from Nanosphere

Sentek acquisition improves SDI’s financial year

Product sales increase at PacBio while losses deepen

Bio-Techne reveals plans for diagnostics market

AddLife remains strong in home market

Japanese companies suffer from strong Yen

EM and SI sales decrease in HHT’s Q2

Porvair gives glimpse of fiscal 2016 result

Olympus’ sales stay weak in Q2

Restructuring increases gross margins for Bruker

Analytical decline during Xylem’s Q3

Nikon lowers forecast for financial year

Weak markets hold back Spectris

Process firms find no solution against oil price slump

Ametek still feels the oil and gas slump

Roper’s process earnings down a quarter

Erratic Q3 performance for Eurocontrol

Sales increase at Astrotech while bottom-line drops into the red



December 2016 – content

Life Sciences

Seward merges with contract manufacturing business

Nanopore sequencing company wins funding

Capp expands European manufacturing base with buy

LGC acquires CPG specialist

Tip Biosystems to launch handheld UV-Vis photometer

Biolin signs distributor for Nordic markets

TFS and Hamilton partner on capping solution

Sophia in three NGS partnerships

Arcis to launch DNA sample prep kit

SARomics finds distributor in Japan


General Laboratory

Two Spectris businesses to merge in shake up

Cole-Parmer buys chromatography supplies specialist

Eppendorf buys Irish calibration specialist

LCG expands Standards business

Camlab launches smart pH device

SGX Sensortech’s X-ray detector business changes name

TeraView makes headways


Process & handheld instrumentation

L-3 to acquire explosive trace detection assets

BlueSens celebrates 15th anniversary

Testo opens further international subsidiaries

Emerson and Flexim partner                                                         



Growth remains elusive for US instrument sector



German and Swiss LS companies perform well in Q3

HBIO reports second weak 2016 quarter

Sartorius sees sales growth in both segments in Q3

Bio-Rad’s Life Science sales expected to be down in Q4

BD’s Life Sciences present mixed picture at fiscal year-end

Sound organic growth at Merck Life Science

PSS continues to generate moderate losses

Roche Molecular Diagnostics’ growth driven by Asia Pacific

Organic growth and acquisitions lift top lines in Q3

MKS improves in Q3 with Newport contribution              ­­

Currencies push Dynasil into the red

VWR reaffirms 2016 guidance

Biotage continues positive trend

TFS propelled ahead by two major acquisitions

Waters benefits from biopharma

XRF Scientific suffers from higher expenses

Monitoring firms down on weak industry spending

Teledyne’s downward trend continues

Luna Innovations not out of the woods

Implant Sciences leaves EDT market with a bang

AHL sales in China almost halve



November 2016 – content

Life Sciences

Fluidic Analytics wins funding in series B round

Sartorius buys virus counter specialist

Charles River nabs smaller fellow CRO

DNAe wins contract for R&D project

IDT buys West Coast competitor

AYOXXA introduces benchtop protein analyser

PerkinElmer expands bioassay portfolio with acquisition

GPT opens Japanese office

Bruker buys PET imaging line


General Laboratory

PerkinElmer restructuring spotlights diagnostics

Danaher to buy independent separations columns company

QDI consolidates operations into one campus

Berghof celebrates 50th anniversary

Ametek makes additions to material analysis division

Gerresheimer and Thermo Fisher sell glass joint venture

Xylem stocks up on smart water meters

Peak Scientific ope­­­ns Singapore office

LIMS line sale sparks company foundation

Solvias increases profitability in 2015

Mettler Toledo buys weights company

Hanna in marketing agreement for agriculture


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Pyreos raises investment for commercial expansion

EPM acquires corrosion monitoring company

ReproCELL establishes European operations

Comet builds headquarters extension



Acquisitions continue to cover up organic weakness of life science company

Brooks LLS’ poor performance camouflaged by acquisition

Eurofins expansion continues unabated

Pall dominates growth in Danaher’s LSD segment in Q2

BD lowers guidance a touch

Covance acquisition still buoys LabCorp

Fluidigm losses continue to deepen

GE Healthcare recovery continues

Instrument firms slightly up despite uncertain climate

MT remains cautious despite above-target growth

FEI falls short in its final quarter before acquisition

Tosoh reports sluggish demand for LC packing materials

Weak demand for scientific products from Gerresheimer

Bruker’s second quarter down on Biotyper sales

PerkinElmer sees increase of net earnings

Sales decline for Showa Denko Chemicals

Skyray sees double-digit growth in Q2

Security companies see revenue growth in first half

Danaher Environmental’s earnings remain weak

Comet’s NDT sales grow in double digits

Detection growth at Smiths Group                                                 



Trade Data: European growth slows in the first half of 2016



October 2016 – content

Life Science News

Danaher eyes diagnostics market with purchase

Hyglos bought by IVD specialist

Expedeon finds publicly-listed buyer

Addtech spins out Life Science business

BiOptix acquired by former diagnostics developer

Mesa Labs buys cold chain assets                                       ­­­

Molex buys medical device manufacturer

TFS and Hamilton partner for forensics markets


General Laboratory

TA Instruments buys in balance technology

Wheaton and Duran combined under new umbrella

Tecan buys automated SPE company

Gardner Denver buys German automation platform firm

IDEX sells optical components business

Trajan creates further university site

Waters buys UK MS component manufacturer

Shimadzu buys Brazilian distributor


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Biotage invests in process separation company

Spectris invests in ‘pure testing services’ business

Teledyne divests PCT business



Life science companies recover from difficult 2015

Bio-Techne’s net income drops

PacBio sees results tumble

Strong net earnings rise at bioMérieux

Qiagen earnings slump despite top-line growth

Illumina improves on previous two quarters

Luminex comes up trumps

Market weaknesses trouble lab instrument companies

IDEX HTS experiences weaknesses in Q2

Renishaw Healthcare improves top-line performance

Judges Scientific halves net loses

Xylem Analytics “slightly declining” in Q2

Top-line weakness during Shimadzu’s fQ1

Techcomp sees weak sales in Americas

Gradual improvements for process companies

Mocon improves during second quarter

Honeywell ACS buoyed by acquisitions

Inficon continues to make up ground over 2015

FLIR Detection boosted by government sales

Implant Sciences troubled no more?

Microsaic doubles MS sales in H1

Astrotech sees MS sales rise




September 2016 – content

Life Sciences

BioTek embarks on biggest expansion of its history

Stratec makes two purchases to supplement OEM business

Cisbio bought by new equity investment firm

Douglas Scientific majority stake sold to UK business

GE Healthcare buys cell processing firm

Bio-Rad buys flow cytometry product line

Applied Microarrays partners with array-spotting specialist

Grant for diagnostics feasibility study of calorimeter business

CellSpring and Tecan partner on 3D cell culture


General Laboratory

Merger creates largest independent European distributor

Tescan looks back at 25 years of EM development

Netzsch expands TA production

VUV Analytics gains additional equity funding

PI invests in new technology centre

Binder doubles manufacturing site


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Sartorius adds single-use centrifuge business

Second time lucky with Canberra divestiture

Two sensor additions to ams AG

VWR makes two purchases of single-use companies

False branding stops agreement



Steady LS markets, but some firms do better than others

SIAL deal is all over Merck’s Q2 results

Eppendorf growth buoyed by exchange rates

Sales boost for Tecan through acquisition

Restructuring reduces income for Bio-Rad

PSS drops on postponed sample prep sales

Sartorius grows strongly

Instrument income steady, but consumables suffer

Chinese and Japanese markets give Waters double-digit growth

Biotage benefits from exchange rate fluctuations

Thermo Fisher benefits from Affymetrix purchase

Positive momentum in Porvair’s H1

VWR continues steady growth

Corning LS experiences slight sales growth

Industrial weakness spreads beyond oil & gas

Process industry slump continues to hit Ametek

Teledyne sees weak sales

Currency effects help Spectris through difficulties

Sutron saves Danaher Environmental from worse

S&D drags whole Analogic down

Sliding top line at PH

Roper turnover grows in Q2