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April 2021 – content

Life Sciences

Equity company buys films and foils specialist

Hologic makes three acquisitions

Abcam expands Chinese footprint

Optibrium wins equity investment for growth strategy

PacBio wins funds for expansion

Cytometry product line sold to instrument giant

Thermo Fisher expands viral vector capacity with two Belgian sites

Acquisition expands Merck’s capabilities in mRNA vaccine development

GeneX India expands supplier base

Thomas Scientific establishes Molecular Diagnostics business

Agilent buys NGS-based liquid biopsy company


General Laboratory

PerkinElmer buys in LC columns manufacturing expertise

Viscometry specialist opens R&D lab expansion

Phenomenex expands number of foreign offices

Coherent decides for merger partner after bidding war

Funding enables international expansion of ELN and IoT firm

KPM Analytics partners for NIR instrument calibration

Agilent wins GC infringement case


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Union Park expands PI group with two acquisitions

Hach partners LuminUltra for wastewater Covid monitoring

Navigo and eleva team up for purification resin



Decentralised testing spurs Fluidigm’s microfluidics business

LS only division to grow at Gooch & Housego

Dassault Systémes expands Life Science division

Cytiva and Covid-19 lead increases at Danaher LS

Pandemic spurs high pipette tip demand at Tecan

Corning cell culture sales fall

Annual order book declines 13% at Judges Scientific

Semiconductor demand helps Atlas Copco’s vacuum unit

JULABO presents record 2019

TFS’ analytical instruments segment recovers to growth in Q4

PerkinElmer’s investment in Dx pays off

Cost savings allows Ametek EIG to report growing earnings

Annual analytical instrument sales increase at Danaher EAS

Leidos’ Civil division helped by acquisition





March 2021 – content

March 2021 – content


Life Sciences

Illumina to re-incorporate oncology diagnostics spin-out

StageBio makes second acquisition in three years

Peptide specialist changes name

Intabio snapped up by one of its MS partners

Rapid virus testing specialist joins Thermo Fisher Scientific

LI-COR sells dye family to investigational oncology therapies developer

Launch of software to introduce Akoya’s ‘spatial biology platform’

Cole-Parmer renames, expands into MDx standards

Tecan buys equity share in ELN company


General Laboratory

Rigaku sells majority stake in pursuit of global expansion

SPEX CetriPrep becomes part of Cole-Parmer

Equity company invests in EMS

Teledyne CETAC signs two new US representatives

Acquisition expands Luna’s fibre-optics testing capabilities

Salvo Technologies adds spectroscopy and thin coating expertise

Exum reaches commercial goals in 2020

Luxel licenses GridTape sample stage technology


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Purolite aims for inorganic expansion for the first time

Thermo Fisher expands viral vector capacity with two Belgian sites

Gamma buys magnetic cell selection specialist

NevadaNano signs Japanese distribution partner

Kromek wins funding for sequencing-based biothreat detection system

Alpha MOS signs Australian distribution partner

Low voltage wire purchase to lift Diploma by a quarter



Porvair Laboratory experiences single-digit pandemic dip

Illumina sees “durable” clinical sales during pandemic year

Covid demand contributes 35% of Qiagen turnover

Non-Covid organic sales increase by 7% at AddLife Labtech

Sequencing demand and investment send PacBio’s share price up

Strong finish for Waters while TA faces challenges

Nanalysis hit by pandemic

SDK Chemical delivers small Q4 growth

Semicon manufacturing sales up at Oxford Instruments

Q4 recovery turns into Q1 barnstorm for Agilent

Tosoh Specialty gets off lightly

Getinge Q4 LS sales fall while orders sky-rocket

Schneider Electric IA remains weak

Filtration sales grow at Parker-Hannifin




February 2021 – content

Life Sciences

Caron Products completes recapitalisation

NGS panel developer raises investment for commercial expansion

Absolute Antibody acquired by equity-supported competitor

PerkinElmer to expand diagnostics business with further purchase

Abcam opens West Coast facility

Calibre Scientific completes three more acquisitions in Europa and Canada

SPT Life Sciences group expands with purchase

Genewerk pockets investment

Multi-dimensional imaging and big data focus of latest Zeiss acquisition

R&D collaboration for ‘Ghost Cytometry’

Single-cell specialist raises funds and announces strategic partnership

TFS buys novel fluorescent dye company

Biospecimen intermediary joins Brooks’ LS services business


General Laboratory               

Cleanroom technology and safety cabinets focus of SDI’s latest purchase

ITW to buy MTS Systems’ test & simulation business

Huber opens French service hub

NMR console technology at heart of Nanalysis’ OEM deal

Bruker and OI settle patent dispute

IDEX to acquire pump business


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Sartorius expands its portfolio with process separation acquisitions

Major sensor developer to be bought by Teledyne



TDA Outlook 2021

Making up for pandemic year:

All instrument categories but one due to expand in 2021



Academic shut downs cause HBIO sales reductions

SPT Labtech net income grows 60-fold

Eurofins meets organic growth target

Brooks LS businesses see pandemic head and tail winds

Coronavirus testing and vaccine development buoy Takara Bio’s sales

COVID demand temporarily stops steady decline of Enzo Biochem

A&T leads by growth at Netzsch in fiscal 2019

SDI benefits from one-off contracts and acquisitions

Semiconductor upsurge provides Zeiss with “good fiscal year”

Advanced markets grow sequentially in MKS’ Q3

Australian markets weak in XRF Scientific’s fiscal year

Uptick at Kromek fiscal half’s end

Medical and food sales beat trend at Detection Technology

Siemens DI weathers storm in full year

Diploma LS loses less organically than sister divisions

Buoyant Berthold drastically revises down 2020 forecast

Yokogawa grapples with oil price and COVID




January 2021 – content

Life Sciences

Acquisitions catapult 10x Genomics into in-situ analysis

Antibody manufacturer acquires nanobodies specialist

Roche acquires liquid biopsy platform company

Interscience opens Japanese office

Microreactor specialist to join Danaher’s BCLS

MOBILion raises funds for commercial launch for SLIM technology

NanoTemper combines DLS and DSF for superior biologics characterisation

ONT’s COVID-19 sequencing test receives EU approval

Four industry giants support DNA synthesis business

SPT Labtech signs US distribution partner


General Lab News                            

Instrument component manufacturer adds chromatography capabilities

Hitachi HT acquires Spanish PICs engineering company

Transcat buys further pipette service company

Spectris continues simplifying its business structure

Varex Imaging to acquire X-ray cable assets from supplier

LGC expands supply chain business with food safety management software firm

Horiba launches new Raman and enters R&D collaboration

ARC launches 2D GC module and enters marketing deals

Knauer uses expertise for LNP production systems


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Two acquisitions complement Repligen’s SU bioprocess offering

Comet expands 3D visualisation capabilities of X-ray systems division

H2scan increases production capacity

University spin-out wins funding for inline rheometer technology

Tetra Pak acquires remaining eBeam business from Comet

Emerson acquires two software companies for Automation business

Gasmet celebrates 30th anniversary



Transition to commercial activities affects Oxford Nanopore's bottom line

Abcam sees financial year to two halves

Corning Life Science gets worse in third quarter

Dominance of applied markets curtailed at LGC

­­­Quarterly sales into academic markets down 30% for Bio-Techne

GPT purchase aids Mesa Labs in first financial half

Hitachi HT beats previous half-year forecast

Laboratory and process analytics proves resilient for MT

Analytical instrument segment remains stalwart for Shimadzu

Horiba Scientific sees life science demand improve in third quarter

Markes growth halves in calendar 2019

Maravai buoyed to profitability by pandemic demand

China provides some relief for Varex in troubled year

AS bears brunt of restructuring at Emerson

Semiconductor resurgence compensates for industrial decline at Comet

Pandemic doubles growth at Repligen

Inficon security sales plummet



December 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Toldot Genetics joins genomic analysis platform developer

Summa Equity buys majority of protein array specialist

Maravai grosses $1.9 billion in IPO

Horizon Discovery to sell for similar price as Abcam offer

BMG in 30th anniversary year

InterVenn raises funds for AI powered biomarker analysis

BD buys early-stage diagnostics platform developer

Sciex expands it ZipChip agreement with 908 Devices

Omniome readies for beta product launch

Search engine acquisition enhances Bruker’s timsTOF

Horizon expands cell line service capacity further


General Laboratory

Hellma sells Swiss subsidiary to distribution company

DWK expands glass vial stake with purchase of M+M

CRAIC Technologies opens Korean office

Four acquisitions target Avidity’s biomedical market ambitions

Ocean Insight moves into expanded headquarters


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Syft loses CEO, while continuing direct sales strategy

Applied Materials ups stake in process control for drug production

Astrea expands separation offering with two acquisitions

Innovative MS company to become publicly listed

Sartorius acquires monolithic separation column specialist

Water monitoring technology expert buys distributor

Merck building new membrane manufacturing facility



Pandemic demand drives PSS recovery

BD’s diagnostics business doubles fQ4 revenues

Medidata acquisition continue to lift Dassault’s revenues

Sartorius LPS down organically on pandemic impact

Horizon delivers creditable performance in pandemic

Molecular Diagnostics growth saves Roche Diagnostics from worse

Biopharma revenues hold up Avantor during pandemic

Halma strong ahead of pandemic impact

Chemicals hold up at Showa Denko during first half

PerkinElmer Dx quintuples Q3 segment profits

Biotage sees recovery in China and Korea during second quarter

IDEX HST steps up to pandemic challenge

ABB’ IA division challenged by pandemic-hit industrial sector

Temperature camera demand saves FLIR from defence dip

SBIR grants support Luna Innovations’ growth

Alpha MOS loses 2019 gains

Oil and gas revenues down 40% for Roper

North American government customers dominate 908 Devices’ sales

Nederman’s M&CT business generates organic growth



November 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Bruker Nano further expands life science offering

Stratec continues sale of businesses

Biomarker MDx developer buys bioinformatics firm

Sophia Genetics raises funding for international expansion

SPT Labtech strengthens foothold in China and Japan

New coronavirus dPCR assay launched by Combinati

PHC to spin out non-clinical business

OXGENE doubles revenues three years in a row

Nautilus raises $76m for novel proteomics approach

Bruker buys remaining share in diagnostics business

Cytosurge and Olympus expand partnership

Single-cell expert raises funds


General Laboratory

Lauda collaborates at funding round for Watttron

SPM probe specialist to expand offering at Bruker Nano group

Crawford Scientific holding company renames

Loss-making Olympus Imaging business to be sold

JEOL in partnerships with Netzsch and Rigaku

Kewaunee establishes Middle Easters office


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Biosensor firm acquisition expands scope of Smiths Detection

Wastewater monitoring specialist latest addition at In-Situ



Porvair Laboratory suffers from pandemic restrictions

Pandemic demand saves Stratec from lockdown impact

Positives prevail in mixed picture for bioMérieux

Tecan up while experiencing head and tail winds

Life Science division continues to prop up Merck

Respiratory assay sales go through the roof at Luminex

Sharp North American decline for Judges Scientific

Kewaunee’s profitability suffers from pandemic and redirection

A&D second fiscal half affected by pandemic lockdown

Challenging times at Bruker as industrial demand plummets

Raman business at Renishaw experiences “some impact”

CP only business at WR Grace seeing growth

Xylem Test sales hit hardest by pandemic measures

Healthcare is most resilient Nikon business

Olympus Scientific Solution division declines in last fiscal quarter

No obvious pandemic effect visible at Skyray

Filtration and engineered materials provide good news for PH

Pandemic throws back Kromek by a year

Suez Water Technologies shows resilience during early pandemic

No instrument sales at Microsaic during first half







October 2020 – content

Life Sciences

LGC expands IVD offering with acquisition

Bio–Rad specifies Celsee deal price

Cellink acquires precision dispensing company

Investment to strengthen Izon’s global organisation

Seer spins out assay company on new funding round

PBI wins Leica Microsystems for marketing deal

Custom manufacturer expands production capacity 10-fold

FDA becomes Halo Labs customer

MPI endorses PharmaFluidics µPAC columns

Sphere Fluidics starts droplet generator R&D project


General Laboratory

Verder Scientific expands sales and service capabilities

High politics scuppers takeover bid

Dissolution business sells third-party service arm

Artemis Capital takes majority of optical filter expert

Optics Balzers sold to materials specialist

Atlas Copco buys mechanical contractor for medical vacuum systems

Dissolution testing leader acquires software business


Process & hand-held instrumentation


Start-up wins funding for aerosolised threat detection

Sartorius in process Raman analyser partnerships

Gas sensor company opens UK office and signs EU partner

Mirion acquires German dosimeter evaluation centre



Illumina hit by sharp decline as pandemic strikes

Virus testing demand helps Fluidigm’s microfluidics business

Pandemic restrictions reverse PacBio’s 2019 recovery

Pandemic turbo-charges Bio-Rad’s LS division after weak 2019

Gooch & Housego’s Life Science business buoyed by pandemicby tra

Double-digit growth for Twist during start of pandemic

Semiconductor recovery gifts Pfeiffer ‘solid’ first half

Bohui subsidiaries affected by pandemic

Thermo Fisher buoyed by 21% COVID-19 tailwind

Pandemic exacerbates already shaky performance at Waters

JEOL holds off forecast for next financial year

COVID-19 has major impact on Chinese CEM company

Nynomics recoups on weak first half 2019 despite pandemic

AHL saved by Asian customers

Teledyne feels a slighter pandemic pinch than many

Airport security strong at Smiths Detection

Pandemic and economic cycle combine to Schneider Electric’s detriment



September 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Qiagen shareholders force acquisition deal termination

Growth factor developer wins funding

Data compression and optimisation is focus of Illumina’s latest deals

BIT Analytical consolidates two US sites

OpGen becomes US distributor for Menarini COVID-19 test kit

ONT announces SARS-CoV-2 detection assay

Novel antibody susceptibility test raises bioMérieux’s interest


General Laboratory

Pfeiffer anniversary two years after losing independence

Velp opens Chinese subsidiary

AFM company expands EU footprint and makes equity investment

Entegris invests in analyser platform for semicon market

WITec expands headquarters


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Leidos joins triumvirate of leading security & detection companies

Zeiss sells ion trap MS product to pump giant

AHL offloads specialised valve business



Leaderboard 2020: Charting a fragmented industry



Unprecedented demand buoys AddLife in first calendar half

Consumables demand drives Eppendorf

A decade on and PBS remains below million dollar mark

With 20% organic growth, Cytiva beats Danaher’s expectations

Qiagen trumps in virus challenge as takeover agreement is terminated

OpGen expands its international footprint through reverse merger

Edwards sees double-digit turnover upsurge in 2018

Vacuum division’s performance prevents worse for Atlas Copco

High demand for medical pumps at new Ingersoll Rand

Most industrial and geographic markets down for Spectris

Acquisitions still contribute lion’s share of SDI growth

Double-digit growth at Peak Scientific

PPE demand provides rare ray of light for Honeywell

Security sales at OSI Systems negatively affected by pandemic

Applikon helps lift Getinge’s Life Science sales

Gatan flat, though “exceeding expectations” at Ametek

Danaher EAS’ instrument sales hit hard by lockdown restrictions

­Leidos’ Civil division benefits from security detection purchase



August 2020 – content

August 2020 - content


Life Sciences

Bit Bio wins funding for reprogramming stem cells

Expedeon assets cost Abcam eight times revenues

Olink inks agreement for Chinese market

Thermo Fisher and Qiagen amend acquisition terms

Sequencer development cancelled at Agilent

New light-sheet microscope at Miltenyi allows unseen automation levels

PharmaFluidics wins funding for column manufacturing optimisation

Redshift signs two new distributors


General Laboratory

OEM strategy to support wider global expansion at Testa Analytical

Purchase price for Syrris revealed

Secure automated data workflows focus of Dotmatics’ acquisition

SPECS signs partners and withdraws electron analyser line

Tosoh combines four Specialty R&D entities in one facility


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Purchase adds Raman bioprocess analytics to Merck KGaA’s portfolio

Acquisition expands Repligen’s single-use components production capabilities

Cell-free biologic drug discovery, development and production concept wins funding

E+H spearheads Alliance for Industry 4.0

Symetrica relocates US subsidiary following successful funding

'Lab in your pocket' launched by start-up trinamiX

Microsaic review its strategic options



ASMS 2020 reboot replaces face-to-face event

MOBILion presents SLIM separation technology



Horizon Discovery sees 5% constant currency growth

Expedeon pushes into the red prior to majority divestiture

Greiner Bio-One growth drives parent’s performance

US and China most vigorous markets for Integra Biosciences

Small pandemic headwind for Brooks LSS

BioNano Genomics experiences top- and bottom-line dips

Acquisitions cannot absorb Agilent’ underlying Q2 sales decline

Specs suffers sales deferrals

Pandemic offsets all of OI’s advances in the first 10 months of fiscal year

Quantum technologies prove winner for Toptica

Divestiture earnings windfall at Blacktrace

Chinese sales down 40% at Shimadzu in last quarter

Knauer’s 2019 revenues sag against strong prior year

Skyray sales and profit dip in calendar 2019

Medical tube demand offsets drop in industrial at Varex

Pandemic exacerbates existing challenges at Yokogawa

Siemens Digital Industries segment sees sales and profits plunge



July 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Arranta Bio expands lab capabilities at subsidiary

New US headquarters for Takara Bio USA

Olink Proteomics buys plant antibody specialist

Zeiss in two strategic partnerships for life science research

LexaGene asks for EUA for genetic analyser

Nexcelom launches new cell counter


General Laboratory

Techcomp sells remainder of joint venture with Hitachi HT

Hitachi makes HHT a wholly-owned business again

Xenocs opens West Coast office

Investment sparks international team expansions at H.E.L Group

Judges Scientific expands portfolio with calorimetry business


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Corning establishes flow reactor headquarters in China

SecureCell partners with Roche to automated PAT



Resurgence of analytical M&A transactions in 2019



HBIO pandemic cuts add to planned restructuring measures

Dassault top-line boosted by Medidata acquisition

BD’s biosciences business not winner of pandemic

Miltenyi sees exceptional revenue increase in 2018

Molecular diagnostics trumps everything else at bioMérieux

Despite last quarter respite, Takara Bio continues to struggle

Zeiss sees some effect of pandemic on financial first half

Nanalysis sales stagnate as bottom line turns red

Analytik Jena stays in the red in 2018 while top-line recedes

Reduced 2020 sales and EBIT forecast at HHT

IDEX HTS driven by life science and food markets

Specialty group dips in single digits at Tosoh

E+H ahead of instrumentation market in 2019

Semicon sales for Nynomic down in Europe and up in Asia

OSI Systems reduces full-year forecast

UK CEM revenues boost Diploma’s LS division

Purchases supply most of Luna Innovations’ 2019 growth

Improvements all around at Alpha MOS