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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

 

Features

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

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

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

 

Features

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

US exports remain weak in full year 2016

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

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

 

Features

Japanese exports worsen in first half of 2016

Steady global instrument sector growth in H1 2016

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

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

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

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                                                         

 

Features

Growth remains elusive for US instrument sector

 

Financials

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

 

Appointment

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

 

Financials

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                                                 

 

Features

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

 

Appointments

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

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

 

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

 

Financials

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

 

Appointments

August 2016 – content

Life Sciences

Bio-Techne enters genomics markets with acquisition

Charles River adds protein characterisation service lab

Sartorius buys screening platform company

Paraytec raises funding existing investors

Scienion in development and marketing deal

 

General Laboratory

Agilent invests in cloud-based lab management solution firm

VAC buys multidimensional GC business

Atlas Copco shakes up markets for vacuum pumps

Blacktrace creates two new brands

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Lenterra enters into exclusive global distribution deal

Emerson plans to shed businesses

OSI Systems acquires X-ray security screening firm

 

Features

IN Leaderboard

 

Financials

Revenues improve, while losses accumulate for some

Bio-Techne’s protein platforms segment hit by investment charges

OpGen trebles losses in first public report

PBI deepens loss in Q1 and signs new partner

Cepheid’s bottom line in the red for Q1

Pall buy saves Danaher’s bacon

Normality returns to PacBio in Q1

Weak Yen remains challenge for Japanese lab firms

Asia-Pacific drives sales increase for Agilent

Weak Yen hits Horiba’s income

OI increases profitability despite soft industrial demand

Smiles all round at Shimadzu

HHT’s revenues below forecast, while net earnings overshoot

Low oils prices continue to haunt process companies

Yokogawa focuses on Control business

AHL slips into the red in Q1

Kromek wins new partners

EPM suffers from low oil price in H1

Mocon continues to suffer in Q1

Eurocontrol benefits from GFI divestiture

FLIR Detection trebles income

 

Appointments

July 2016 – content

Life Sciences

Greiner Bio-One stops diagnostics R&D

Luminex to acquire diagnostics firm

Oxford Nanoimaging wins funding for product launch and beyond

Tax incentives for 908 Devices further support expansion

Eppendorf in ELN collaboration

Practichem wins Angel investment

Desktop Genetics enters synthetic genomics partnership

Bioquell reaches milestone after transformational year

 

General Laboratory

Bruker buys automated mineralogy software assets

Further share holding increases at m-u-t AG

Eurofins expands Japanese presence

Danaher to split in July 2016

Xylem expands direct sales team in North America

Two partnerships for eMolecules

ARC in supply agreement for Polyarc® reactor system

PANalytical seeks boost in China market through partnership

FOSS reports record growth

 

Process & hand-held instrumentation

Bachtel Group buys stake in gas monitoring company

Tribogenics signs distributors, wins funding

Acal BFi signs European distribution deals

 

Feature – Trade Data

Chinese instrument market continues to slow in 2015

 

Financials

Currency less of a problem for European Life Science firms

Roche turns in double-digit growth

Gerresheimer hits a wall in Q1

Merck ups Life Science forecast on Sigma acquisition

Bioprocess drives Sartorius

Growth returns to GE Healthcare

Strong organic growth for Biotage

Broad-based growth for Luminex

Japanese cuts in research spending hits local firms

Budget cuts put Nikon off target

JEOL’s growth hits a brick wall

Olympus falls short of guidance

Eppendorf sails over expectations in its 70th year

Shodex posts another drop

Tosoh plans bioscience investment

Skyray earnings on target in Q1

Headwinds hold back Europe’s process analysis firms

Microsaic falls short on OEM sales

ABB expect near-term uncertainty

Weak markets leave E+H dissatisfied with progress

Halma grows strongly last year

Inficon sees glimmers of hope

 

Appointments