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June 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Fluid Imaging to expand Yokogawa’s life science portfolio

PBI aims to transform into cosmeceutical business with transactions

SGI-DNA changes corporate identity

Single-cell isolation technology aim of Bio-Rad’s acquisition

Eppendorf invests into facility expansions across the globe

Roche buys NGS reagent firm to improve in-house nanopore sequencer

Job cuts and site closures at Spectris’ CLS business

Accellix launches next-generation QC system

BenchSci launches expanded search engine product

Twist pays for settlement with Agilent


General Laboratory

Netzsch buys rheology business off Spectris

Bio-Rad sells Informatics division

Pall’s water purification line bought by Avidity

Armstrong Scientific strikes new deals


Process & hand-held instrumentation

AI image analysis company picked up by Japanese process specialist

Astrea become TFS supplier of pre-packed bio-columns

Sick Group acquires remaining stake in Chilean joint venture

Purchase of AI firm reveals Spectris’ interests

Envirosuite benefits from Spectris restructuring measures

908 Devices extends collaboration with biopharmaceutical company

Astrotech holds on to 1st Detect business

IDEX adds flow measurement specialist



Stratec topline catches up with 2017 results

Reliable 2019 growth at Roche Diagnostics, as full-year forecast confirmed

PBI to turn into cannabinoid skincare company

Legacy microarray business drags down Nugen at Tecan

Operating costs cause decreasing profits at Eppendorf

Consumable sales double at 10x Genomics

After drop in food business in 2019, Mettler-Toledo buffeted by COVID-19

Coatings continue to hold back Grace

Net losses for Dynasil on top-line improvements

CLS acquisition still causes financial discomfort for Spectris

Bruker sees acquisition-fuelled topline growth at eve of pandemic year

Genevac recoups 2018 decline

Difficult year 2019 for Inficon

Growth at Sick Group driven by Process Automation division

Process Technologies at Roper to decline by a quarter in 2020

DT sees skyrocketing demand for security applications in 2019

Repligen bullish for record 2020



May 2020 – content

Life Science News

Genovis expands antibody portfolio with US purchase

Brooks LS acquires software company and restructures

PerkinElmer buys two pathogen testing companies

Sequencing giant explains plans in long-read market

Intabio signs partners and raises funds for commercial launch

Neogen crams six purchases into three months

Series B funding for Stilla Technologies

Marker Gene Technologies joins UK antibody specialist

SCIEX’ agreements to provide “flexibility and options” for biopharma

BenchSci raises series B funding


General Lab News

Hamilton Laboratory Systems sold to Royston Group

Purchase propels DKSH into pole position for scientific instruments in Thailand

Nikon invests in optical comb company                                     

Scion integrates manufacturing process into single new plant

Thin film specialist joins Judges Scientific’s Vacuum division

Heidolph opens first Chinese office

WITec relocates Japanese office

Halma expands medical and infrastructure segments

Indutrade buys vibration monitoring company

Industrial gas giant reports fi­­­­rst annual results post-merger

Acquisition expands Transcat’s reach into liquid handling calibration

Linseis celebrates anniversary of first DTA patent

Optonyx signs three new supply partners

ST Japan adds new supplier


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Innovative viral clearance company joins Maravai

Danaher and Sartorius close biopharma transactions

APIX raises investment to fund international expansion

Suez acquires testing laboratories in China

Trescal adds four more companies



Mass cytometry prevents worse at Fluidigm

Life Sciences grows faster than other GE businesses

Quanterix ramps up commercial efforts

Europe weakens for Bio-Techne’s PS segment

Porvair Sciences generates high growth rate in 2019

Corning LS breaks $1 billion threshold

PSS slips back into the red

Global factors stop Foss’ decade-long record run

Materials Science shows some weakness at Judges Scientific

Showa Denko’s Chemical segment grows on purchase

Acquisition softens double blow at MKS

Scientific instruments business grows for DKSH in 2019

Indian investment pushes Kewaunee into the red

Record calendar 2018 sales at Binder

Food market provides Q4 surprise for PerkinElmer

Indutrade’s MTS unit buoyed by acquisitions

Xylem’s Test business performs weakly in 2019

Adam Equipment’s sales stabilise prior to acquisition

Cost of sales push AHL into the red in 2019

Smiths Detection sees airport market expands by 5%

Process sales prop up Schneider Electric’s IA division

Comet realignment concentrates on semicon and electronics customers

Bioanalytics down at Berthold Technologies in 2018

PH Industrial strongly down in international markets

­­Emerson feels first pandemic woes



April 2020 – content

Life Science News

Qiagen to sell up after all, and Thermo Fisher is the buyer

Life science sample prep company joins Fluidigm

Adarza BioSystems raises funds for commercial launch

Eppendorf buys Japanese centrifuge assets

Deal termination has its costs for Illumina

Major divestitures at Danaher ahead of biopharma mega deal

Oxford Instruments sells US sales and service business

BC Platforms raises funds and signs commercial agreement

Fluidigm target of cyber attack

Bio-Rad releases details of calendar 2019 acquisitions

10x Genomics makes progress in infringement case


General Laboratory

Interchim to expand Advion’s chromatography capabilities

TE Instruments celebrates a decade of continuing EA legacy

Scienta buys all of Omicron JV after expanding portfolio

JEOL purchase gives TEM ultrafast time-resolution

MS market focus of latest Adaptas acquisition

Acquisition to broaden Nanalysis’ market into MRI


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Getinge enters bioreactor market with acquisitions

Software acquisition to advance Merck biomanufacturing

L3Harris to sell S&DS business to “better strategic owner”

Cemtrex start new segment, while selling another

TTP Ventus signs partner for gas detection market



Levelling Up at SLAS 2020

Pittcon 2020 exhibition under the shadows of Covid19

How important are Pittcon Awards?



Life Science drives group sales at Merck

Beckman Coulter LS reaches revenue milestone at Danaher

DTC sales continue to fall at Illumina

Acquisition expenses reduce Abcam’s bottom line

Cyber attack affects Asian sales for Bio-Rad LS

Semiconductor slump hits Horiba

Currency tailwind rivals organic growth at Biotage

Bioproduction and biosciences sales drive growth at TFS

Service division remains weakest link at Oxford Instruments

XRF Scientific benefits from strong mining industry

Suez’ chemical monitoring business sees low US activities

Ion Science hits ambitious revenue target in anniversary year

Microsaic partners reach double-digit number

Underlying weakness at Teledyne masked by recent purchases

Water quality represents 56% of Danaher’s E&AS segment

Getinge life science sees double-digit increases








March 2020 – content

Life Sciences

RedShiftBio switches to full commercial mode following funding round

Calibre Scientific buys protein crystallisation products

Purchase options remain open for Qiagen

Applied StemCell sells its gene-editing technology

CN BIO raises funding for product commercialisation

BrightSpec and BioTools call off planned asset transaction

Latest AddLife acquisition expands Labtech division into Italy

Cellbox solutions choses manufacturing partner

Oxford Nanopore raises a further £109 million

Nagi Bioscience wins funding for organism-on-a-chip device


General Laboratory

Micromeritics completes recapitalisation with investment firm help

Waters releases financial details to recent acquisitions

EDGE instrument line starts new division at CEM

Grant Instruments grows turnover in 2018

Sartorius holds global runner-up position in lab balances

Shimadzu expands two Chinese operations

Gardner Denver purchases specialist peristaltic pump firm

Centenary celebrations at Fritsch Milling & Sizing

Atlas Copco buys regional pump distributor


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Nederman expands CEM division with acquisition

Rebellion finds parent in Honeywell

Halma buys gas detector company



PacBio concentrates on new product after deal termination

AddLife Labtech’s organic growth lags behind sister division

NGS strategy changes affect Qiagen’s full-year results

Sartorius performs strongly at eve of anniversary year

Luminex’s flow cytometry growth sags in final quarter

Renishaw Healthcare back in the red

Queensgate acquisition helps Prior Scientific

Biopharma continues to dominate Avantor

After record 2018 things take turn for the worse at Skyray

Industrial demand down 2% as Waters stagnates

Atlas Copco Vacuum benefits from purchase

Medical segment is front-runner at GD

Specialty Products negatively affect Honeywell’s PMT

ABB’s Industrial Automation dips in the face of challenging conditions

FLIR to divest Marine division in major restructuring

Nederman’s monitoring division benefits from recent acquisition

Ametek driven by EIG acquisitions in fourth quarter

Cemtrex rejigs business focus once more





February 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Vironova receives investment from leading EM company

SGI-DNA raises funds for commercial launch of DNA synthesiser

TTP Labtech changes name

Chata Bio systems and VI Plastics merge

Ampersand Capital merges two peptide synthesis companies

Sengenics expands sales teams

PacBio acquisition terminated after regulatory concerns

Ransomware attacks raise questions about security investment


General Laboratory

Transaction to expand CEM’s offering in peptide synthesis

Wasatch signs new distributor

Waters to acquire automated liquid handling company

Asahi Glassplant continues global expansion

Shimadzu celebrates five decades of MS business


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Gas flow measurement company further expands SDI technology base

Carl Zeiss expands 3D metrology assets with acquisition

Tasi adds further flow monitoring business

Hiden launches portable MS



TDA 2020 Analytical Instrument Industry Outlook:

Growth prediction up despite mixed macroeconomic forecasts



Genewiz purchase pushes Brooks’ LS segment close to parity

BioNano Genomics sees top- and bottom-lines dip

OpGen improves turnover on eve of reverse merger

LabCorp sales fall in first half of 2019

Takara Bio sees instrument sales more than halve

Twist Bioscience has barnstorming success in NGS market

Liquid handling remains focus for TTP Labtech

Acquisitions benefit Carl Zeiss’ microscopy business

JEOL tops guidance in first half of financial 2020

OEM components and instruments prevent worst at Coherent

Agilent’s LSAM sales decrease organically

Sensor & Control ahead as SDI continues diversification

Semicon and coating markets depress Pfeiffer sales

Yokogawa sets hope into second half as FY forecast remains unchanged

Decreasing sales at Varex avoided through acquisition

Siemens PAT assets under different umbrella after restructuring



January 2020 – content

Life Sciences

Horizon Discovery sells animal model business

Akoya raises funds for commercial and operational growth

Inscripta raises series D funding

Stilla opens US subsidiary

Spending cap on acquisitions in operation at Eurofins

Qiagen completes strategic review

Yokogawa acquires nanopipette technology

TTP helps DnaNudge to launch consumer sequencing device

DNAnexus to run FDA Cloud NGS platform

Planned acquisition to kick-start Sartorius’ cell culture media business

ATCC expands headquarters


General Laboratory

Block Scientific acquires clinical analyser parts manufacturer

IDBS expands into India with two appointments

Capacity limits spark expansion of Anton Paar ShapeTec

Hitachi to sell chemical division and diagnostic imaging assets

Phenomenex sells direct in Poland

Ion mobility spectrometry finds new applications

Markes and JP Scientific form SPME alliance

Halma boosts three of its four segments with acquisitions

Anton Paar expands international footprint

Protochips launches software


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Tiger Optics to move to new headquarters

Biopharmaceutical manufacturing targeted by latest IDEX purchase

Fourth strategic review in century underway at Emerson

FLIR makes strategic investment



Horizon Discovery reaps benefits from restructuring

Molecular biology drives bioMérieux

Service revenues surge at PBI

Gooch & Housego saved by acquisitions

Cyber attack on Eurofins may cause some topline dip

HBIO grapples with last year's transformations in Q3

Sysmex details results of genetics acquisitions

Molecular Diagnostics drives Roche Diagnostics

Showa retains 2019 forecast despite worsening performance

Analytical and medical sales drive Shimadzu

Mettler-Toledo hit by sharp decline of retail sales

IDEX HTS suffers under business termination charges

Halma’s diagnostics, photonics and environmental monitoring units doing well

Scientific Solutions business tops Olympus in growth

Nikon Healthcare bucks the trend

EAS drives Emerson’s fiscal year sales

Security customers lessen decline at Inficon S&E

Profitability moves further away for Kromek

Alpha MOS appoints new CEO



December 2019 – content

Life Sciences

Abcam to buy protein-conjugation technology assets

New England Biolabs opens Australian subsidiary

IVD and synthetic biology focus of LGC’s fiscal 2019 purchases

Mesa Labs acquires immunoassay and peptide synthesis company

­­­­Danaher to sell assets to gain regulatory approval

Qiagen becomes acquisition target after pulling NGS systems R&D

Bruker pushes magnet strength beyond 1 GHz threshold

ProBioGen in licensing agreement with Bayer

Fluidigm launches new CyTOF labelling kit


General Laboratory

Bruker purchases micro-EPR specialist

Peak Scientific staff numbers reaches 500 mark

Lab Innovations increases attendance

Hamamatsu US turns 50

Thorlabs adds two more companies to acquisition tally

MEMS foundry joins Teledyne

Watson-Marlow headquartered in Falmouth for 50 years

KnowItAll attracts partners

SP Industries expands with sterile filling technology

Agilent opens UK spectroscopy R&D facility

Merck and Rigaku in R&D agreement


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Vision Engineering announces sales milestone

Sale of loss-making business to improve AHL’s liquidity



Qiagen down on restructuring charges

Losses deepen as Expedeon considers major asset divestiture

Third quarter results disappoint at Fluidigm

LGC revenues dominated by life science reference products

Mesa Labs terminates segment to start another

GEH Life Sciences sees double-digit organic growth

BD Biosciences sees US growth

HHT’s analytical instruments recover from grim 2018

Tosoh exports suffer with Specialty not exempted

Genevac weakens slightly after record fiscal 2017

Leybold below target despite positive economic climate

Triple whammy mires record quarter at Grace

Dynasil turns a loss without tax benefit

Demand in luggage CT drives Detection Technology

AHL turns back into profit in third quarter

Deferred project revenues buoy Diploma’s ENV business



November 2019 – content

Life Sciences

Merck invests in acoustic cell processing company

Lifecycle Biotechnologies divests modified albumin company

LemnaTec bought out of insolvency by Nynomic

10x Genomics closes record IPO

Stratec sells nucleic acid preparation business

Phitonex raises seed funding for newly engineered dyes

SOPHiA product update targets rare disease characterisation

Spartan qPCR used in clinical trial

GPT launches two products


General Laboratory

Gatan sale - the second attempt

Applied Spectra opens new headquarters

Verder Scientific expands with purchases in China, Japan and US

ERWEKA opens new headquarters

Update on additional Bruker acquisitions during 2018

BEST business acquires Ampegon subsidiary

Micromeritics opens European site for contract laboratory

Entegris expands filtration portfolio with acquisition


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Nynomic enters pyrometer market with acquisition

Zeiss invests in process sensor start-up

HEL Group raises equity funding and changes CEO

Spectral Engines expands global distribution network

Mirion makes two capability-expanding acquisitions

NIR sensors to expand scope of consumer products

DKSH becomes Asian Pacific partner for Industrial Physics

Ametek buys thermal management expert



Spike in instrument sales gets Stratec back to growth

Top line doubles while R&D ratio comes down at Oxford Nanopore

Luminex sales down organically

Bio-Techne reaches double-digit organic growth

Bio-Rad LS sees CC sales stagnate

PSS turns ship around in fiscal full year

Order intake weak at Judges Scientific

Bottom lines down at Nanalysis

Crash landing leads to management change at Kewaunee

XRF Scientific sees all operations strengthened

Semiconductor downturn holds back Bruker Nano

Avantor sees organic growth peak at 6%

Renishaw Healthcare profitable for second year

Divestiture of scientific imaging assets dents Roper’s revenues

Mainly organic growth at OSI Systems

Luna Innovations’ results skewed by business divestiture

Smiths Detection recoups some first half weakness

Global slowdown hits Nynomic hard

Hamamatsu sales into NDT market “brisk”





October 2019 – content

Life Sciences

Olympus Europe in marketing deal with Cytosurge

Patch clamp specialist Nanion expands into cardiac assays

NemaMetrix raises $5 million in funding round

Hybiome stake increased again by bioMérieux

Merck expands cell culture media manufacturing site

Unchained wins $50m debt facility

Bioprinting specialist makes second acquisition

GENEWIZ opens European HQs

Tecan reveals name and details of acquired component firm

Solvias reaches record turnover on eve of anniversary year

Abcam to offer cell lines as research tools following acquisition

InDevR wins funding to expand R&D in VaxArray


General Laboratory

Altana acquires US physical testing business

Merck buys data standardising software business

PerkinElmer reduces reliance on applied markets

NMR and ED elucidate crystals

Pivot International nabs two Scottish custom developers

Varex buys expert for photon counting X-ray detection

Hellma Materials drives financial result in calendar 2017


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Spectris to sell its pulp and paper process business

Gas & Flame detection business bought by Teledyne

Acquisition expands Merck’s Biocontinuum platform

Fujifilm buys biologics manufacturing site



Abcam EPR investments cause bottom line dip

Sartorius LPS encounters softer environment in Q2

Continuous investment depresses EBIT at Eppendorf

Life Science drives Merck, while PM and HC stabilise

Acquisition costs lower Tecan’s earnings

Seal Analytical holds back Porvair Laboratory

Horiba Scientific pushes into the red while sales grow

Spectris bottom line suffers from costs

PerkinElmer’s DAS held back by applied markets

Waters improves on very weak first quarter

Biotage continues record-breaking run

Microsaic recovery continues in H1

Varex saved by Industrial segment in Q2

FLIR’s G&D unit laps prior-year organic growth

Teledyne’s top line gets leg-up from acquisitions

Parker hails “record quarter” after company transformation

Schneider Electric’s IA business down in Q2

Comet sees bottom of semicon cycle reached




September 2019 – content

Life Science News

Schott expands into polymer microfluidics with antipodean acquisition

Kronos Bio completes massive series A round

Calibre Scientific adds two more firms to group

FRET assay company finds home with instrument giant

Illumina CEO confident of personal genotyping continued promise

TTP Labtech’s owner buys cryoEM foil specialist

Acquisition expands Bruker’s preclinical software capabilities

BioLife Solutions buys cold chain management specialist

Mission Bio expands reach into China


General Laboratory

Specac opens new global headquarters

Agar Scientific expands microscopy accessories with acrylic resins

Coded-aperture Raman company joins Thorlabs

AddLife acquires ventilation technology firm for Labtech segment

Members of Teledyne Imaging Group share Japanese office


Process & hand-held instrumentation

In-Situ buys process water analysis business

Tosoh makes equity investment in SMB separation business

Sofradir and ULIS combine and rename

LumaSense acquired by high-voltage specialist

Ion Science 2017 income dips due to investments

Modern Water to sell water monitoring business



Biomedica acquisition makes AddLife a global business

Dassault half-year buoyed by first quarter

PacBio recovers as CMA continues scrutiny of planned takeover

Danaher LS grows double digits in North America

Illumina halves growth forecast as microarray sales tank

Corning LS to target cell and gene therapy R&D

Xylem M&CS reports weakening profitability

TFS guidance up after pharma/bioprocess drives Q2

Profitability down in OI’s Research & Discovery segment

Netzsch A&T slowest growing segment in fiscal 2018

Atlas Copco Vacuum segment sales down organically

Material Analysis business strong at Ametek

Chinese market lowers Hach's growth rates

Alpha MOS ups R&D investment

Kromek close to breaking even

Suez WTS benefits from positive currency effects

Industrial Automation comes last at ABB in first half