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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








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