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May 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Danaher expands into synthetic biology­­ with acquisition

Nexcelom wins growth investment

Stratec to change legal form

PharmaFluidics series A funding to support expansion

Certara acquires competitor

Two Pore Guys win collaboration partner and investor

Sphere Fluidics expands workforce to commercialise Cyto-Mine


General Laboratory

Tescan buys distributor, expands into 3D CT

Anasys finds home at Bruker Nano

Prior Scientific acquires nanopositioning pioneer

Elementar America moves to Long Island

Techcomp buys UAE partner after Scion restructuring

AEI adds Japanese high voltage power company

Magritek moves staff to Europe

Gerstel to reach sales milestone in anniversary year

Lauda Scientific enters market for optical tensiometry

Axel Semrau launched combined powder dosing platform

Jüke Systemtechnik sees healthy growth in 2016


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Spectris merges further businesses, adds automotive testing firm

Ingenza to double its footprint

Ion Science launches PID fire investigation kit

LayTec becomes part of m-u-t AG



Analytica 2018: The world largest meeting for the laboratory industry

EU instrument export growth more than doubles



NovaSeq keeps Illumina ahead of forecasts in 2017

PBI not out of the woods despite positive developments

PacBio ends the year ahead of Wall Street targets

Eurofins outperforms in its most active year for acquisitions

FilmArray puts bioMérieux over the top despite currency headwind

AddLife driven equally by Biolin purchase and active markets

OpGen slashes costs as commercialisation continues

SDI grows organically and through purchases

Agilent smashes guidance despite tax-related earnings tumble

Second half rebound allows Horiba to end the year ahead

Bruker beats Wall Street estimates

Acquisitions and overseas demand put Judges back on track

Pfeiffer sails over guidance in takeover year

HHT continues to edge down outlook

Spectris driven by currency and US market in 2017

IDEX continues to benefit from strong instrument sales

Shimadzu grows in double digits

Skyray shines as turnover doubles

Microsaic sales continue to dive

Roper impresses with guidance despite sales miss

API asset sale helps Luna regain profitability

Eurocontrol explores its options as profitability remains elusive



April 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Bruker buys high-speed IR microscopy start-up

Roche to spend $2bn on oncology EHR company

Agilent acquires nucleic acid fragment separation specialist

RedShiftBio completes trial project of MMS platform

PerkinElmer buys pre-implantation testing firm

Oxford Nanopore wins ITC case

TFS expands forensics testing capabilities with acquisition

Relay Therapeutics raises funds

IPG finalises Touchstone purchase

SDI acquires further CCD camera assets


General Laboratory

Verder adds hardness testing company

Detector Technology buys instrument supplies specialist

Business of chromatography firm taken on by larger distributor

IPG Photonics acquires OptiGrade

BrightSpec signs distributor for Japanese market

Anton Paar and Metrohm go separate ways ‘Down Under’

Bristol Instruments expands distribution network


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Ametek buys moisture and gas measurement specialist

Parker Hannifin starts bioscience unit

Luna Innovations creates new THz imaging division

TSI buys stress monitoring assets



Pittcon 2018: condensed, miniaturised and pep infused

M&A: Life science acquisitions tailing off in 2017



Tax charge puts Luminex in the red despite sales beat

Currency headwinds slacken but Abcam ups guidance

Roche extends informatics push in a solid fourth quarter

BD beats on sales but drops to a loss on costs

Merck beats targets but warns of currency headwinds

Fluidigm earnings miss despite mass cytometry surge

HBIO boosted by European recovery and currency

Strongest performance in four years for Corning LS

GD expects Medical segment to strengthen in 2018

Atlas Copco benefits from high vacuum demand

Life Science not driver at Dassault

TFS exceeds expectations with broad-based growth

Semiconductor rebound and Newport purchase drive MKS

PE ends year with late acquisition

XRF posts stronger results as expansion continues

Emerson AS raises guidance as acquisition drives growth

Weak TSA demand continues to hold back L3 in 2017

Demand for in-field instruments boosts Honeywell

Inficon S&E ends year strong despite volatile markets

Schneider beats forecasts for industrial automation

Danaher E&AS ends year strongly due to acquisition

ABB offsets weak markets with automation purchase

Parker Hannifin expects continued market recovery in 2018



March 2018 – content

Life Sciences

End of the road for Protea Biosciences?

HBIO buys lab animal monitoring specialist

Spectris buys research and laboratory services business

Siemens to spin out healthcare business

Qiagen to spend $200 million on pre-commercial diagnostics company

Quanterix goes public, launches new biomarker instrument

Jenoptik to target biophotonics

Thomas Scientific makes two acquisitions

ADS Biotec launches new cytogenetics isolator instrument

NanoTemper launches new product

Genialis raises seed investment


General Laboratory

Advion reports record sales in calendar 2017

Metrohm expands Raman capabilities with two purchases

Lauda reaches 2017 revenues of €80 million

Unitron buys Luxo microscope division

Quantachrome sells to European instrument specialist

Seal Analytical adds robotics specialist

Cronin Group buys lab equipment operating platform firm

Phenom World joins assets of original owner

Köttermann suffers in 70th anniversary year

Shimadzu to distribute Restek separation consumables

Spectro Analytical in collaboration with lab chemical manufacturer


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Hach buys solar irradiation testing business

Pyreos enters partnership with spectroscopy expert

Asahi Glass pools contract protein manufacturing assets

Pall and WuXi set up R&D bioprocessing laboratory



SLAS 2018: Conference report

Growth for global instrument trade during first half of 2017­­

US instrument sector continues to blossom



Brooks ramps up growth in surging biostorage sector

Qiagen beats guidance as instrument sales strengthen

Stratec holds firm on guidance as expansion continues

Lab sector and acquisitions offset headwinds for Sartorius

Danaher impresses thanks to life science equipment sales

Healthcare to remain core as GE cuts away dead wood

Xylem continues to expand as it closes a solid year

Waters grows in key end markets

Biotage bullish on strongest year yet

Dynasil back in black due to tax gains

Healthy markets keep Zeiss microscopes on track

VWR tops targets on the eve of Avantor merger

MT raises guidance for full year

Acquisitions continue to boost growth at Ametek

Alpha MOS halves revenues in H1 2017

Teledyne’s Instruments grow in double digit in Q4

FLIR Detection saved by fourth quarter



February 2018 – Content

Life Sciences

Agilent buys in biosensor and bioassay capabilities

Maravai adds nucleic acid synthesis reagent expert

PBI seeks fortune with purchase of biologics formulation firm

Bio-Techne buys cell culture reagent firm

Roche buys healthcare lab data specialist

Software firm acquires forensics laboratory

Nanosurf to develop live-cell weighing instrument

Japanese-French IVD joint venture dissolved

ONT key for most complete human DNA sequence

Cytosurge signs AFM instrument partners

Optibrium moves into new HQs following expansion

Illumina to sell TFS’ AmpliSeq technology to its customers


General Laboratory

General Electric CEO Flannery considers business break up

Horiba Scientific buys SPM product business

Elemental Scientific adds laser ablation capabilities

Nanoscribe celebrates 10th anniversary

Excelitas being sold to next equity investment owner

SDI expands with thermal control company

JEOL and Nikon open CLEM solution centre

TeakOrigin wins industry giant as partner


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Puridify becomes part of GE Healthcare

EPTEK’s CEM assets find interest with industry giant

Ametek launches process MS



TDA 2018 Outlook: Analytical Instrument Industry

Japanese instrument exports continue to sink



Illumina ups guidance as NovaSeq exceeds expectations

Bio-Rad ahead of targets despite North American slowness

PSS ends tough year with strong growth forecast

PBI struggles to stay afloat with dwindling resources

Acquisitions boost sales of Takara’s reagents and instruments

AddLife growth benefits from acquisition

PacBio stock dips after sales miss

Weak Pound Sterling continues to drive growth for Halma

Agilent’s strength surprises both itself and analysts

Busch takeover causes management purge at Pfeiffer

Instrument sales begin to pick up for Horiba

Shimadzu raises guidance as markets strengthen

Solid results as Corning doubles down on pharma packaging

JEOL disappoints although prospects brighten

Instrument sales drive growth for IDEX

AHL returns to profit despite plunging sales

Order timing problems remain a headwind for L3

Danaher E&AS boosted by acquisitions and currency

Roper raises guidance after beating on earnings



January 2018 – content

Life Sciences

Thermo Fisher expands its transplant test offering

Swift Biosciences moves to expanded headquarters

Mettler-Toledo buys consumables company

Unchained opens two foreign offices

TA Instruments “business development opportunity” sparks investment

IDEX H&S adds second microfluidics specialist

TwistDx launches amplification kits to speed up commercialisation

Sphere Fluidics wins R&D funding share

Qiagen starts Custom Solutions business

Cell Signaling to target Germany and Austria directly

Twist Biosciences to supply competitor

3M buys allergen testing specialist


General Laboratory

Horizon Technology sold after 25 years as private company

Carl Zeiss buys majority of Russian sales partner

Halma expands Environmental & Analysis segment

Knauer celebrated 55th anniversary

Digital Surf enters agreement on AFM analysis software

Xnovo signs partnership for X-ray imaging module

Rigaku opens new European headquarters


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Consumer Physics raises $17 million in funds

Process chromatography company bought by LS giant

OSI completes Morpho ETD acquisition

Spectris creates JV for environmental monitoring business

Bristol Instrument quadruples headquarters



Roche benefits from strong molecular biology instrument sales

Another strong quarter for Bio-Techne

Mass cytometry drives growth for Fluidigm

Strong markets and a weak pound put Abcam on track

Strong euro flattens growth for MilliporeSigma

Molecular diagnostics keeps Luminex on target

LabCorp tops estimates as acquisitions continue

TFS outperforms with help of Analytical instruments

Olympus underperforms but raises guidance

Environmental sector drives growth for Xylem's sensor unit

Strength in Europe lets Waters outperform Wall Street’s expectation

Acquisitions help MT beat third quarter targets

Integrated Newport puts MKS over the top

Demand for Nikon microscopes still sluggish overseas

Environmental businesses up 9% at Diploma

Inficon blames unstable markets for S&E plunge

Eurocontrol improves sales for the third successive quarter

Luna focusses on instruments to improve margins

Kromek sales in Asia almost treble



December 2017 – content

Life Sciences

Bioreactor company starts Asian operations

Microbac Laboratories opens new facility

Danaher buys software company for life sciences segment

Brooks LSS expands consumables offering with acquisition

TTP Group and Sphere Fluidics launch single cell analysis platform

Fluxion signs HBIO as North American distribution partner


General Laboratory

Toptica Photonics moves to new US headquarters

Anton Paar US hires and aims for 20% growth in 2018

Freeman opens German office

Hellma celebrates anniversary

Industrial Physics continues expansion with two acquisitions

Techcomp extends deadline stake purchase negotiations

ULO Optics buys laser mirror specialist


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Two acquisition expand E+H’s measurement portfolio

Cemtrex shifts interest to EMS and virtual reality

Bacharach changes equity owner

Rockwell rejects Emerson’s overtures

Luna sells part of API business



Brighter year for EU as export growth rebounds




Life Sciences drives growth for GE Healthcare

Bioprocess plunge wipes out growth for Sartorius

Sample management demand continues to benefit Brooks

TTP Labtech’s liquid handling portfolio drives revenue growth

International demand lifts headwind-hit BD

Instrument sales strengthen for Qiagen

HBIO still held back by weakness in Europe

Judges rebounds to profit as overseas sales soar

Currency tailwind and acquisitions give Bruker a push

Horiba’s instrument sales hit by weak academic demand

HHT investment boosts scientific instrument unit

PE reports healthiest global markets in years

Improved margins lift Biotage’s bottom line

EAS offsets sluggish instrument sales with acquisition

Astrotech threatened with delisting as stock dips

Acquisition costs put OSI’s Security business in the red

Comet looks beyond NDT for growth



November 2017 – content

Life Sciences

Bruker acquires antibiotic resistance testing specialist

MyCartis wins funding to expand assay development service

Eurofins leaves biggest buys to last

First major divestiture for LGC in a decade

Shimadzu expands isotope capabilities

Vector Laboratories signs two exclusive distributors

Venneos raises funding for label-free cell assay system

Robot firm wins first public deal


General Laboratory

UK lab water specialist bought by animal watering company

Gardner Denver has second IPO

Spectris invests in reliability-improvement expert

Ocean Optics moves headquarters

Panorama Synergy buys high-tech engineering firm

Cole-Parmer adds chemical supplier for US market

IBM develops chip-based methane sensor


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Suez completes major water and process solutions acquisition

Metrohm acquires share in portable potentiostats company

Hach buys online analyser specialist

Nederman purchases Norwegian TDLS pioneer

AOM Systems expands distribution agreement

OI signs Korean distributor for semicon technologies



US exports back to growth after two-year slump



Sentek remains key growth factor for SDI

Bio-Rad falls short thanks to disruption in Europe

PacBio feels the pinch of Roche deal withdrawal

Immunodiagnostics launch drives growth for Roche

Phenomenex not obvious at Danaher LS during Q3

Eurofins hits annual M&A target in just six months

Merck Life Science benefits from Sigma synergies

bioMérieux ups guidance thanks to FilmArray

Strong instrument sales drive recovery for Shimadzu

Blacktrace drops to a loss in 2016

Xylem reports sluggish analytics growth

Atlas Copco new Vacuum segment benefits from Leybold

Lithium price and investments hold back XRF Scientific

Porvair Microfiltration grows despite lower project revenues

Skyray maintains growth in second quarter

Cleantech drives M-u-t’s results in first half 2017

L3 positive despite sluggish airport screening sales

Roper sales rebound fails to satisfy analysts

Teledyne continues to recover as markets improve





October 2017 – content

Life Sciences

WuXi NextCODE completes series B financing

Adoptosis specialist Trevigen acquired in all cash deal

Two metabolomics companies combine

Illumina spins off forensics business

Two Pore Guys lands series A funding

Nanion to focus on own portfolio as partner cancels deal

Waters and Wyatt collaborate


General Laboratory

IDEX builds optofluidics centre of excellence in Rochester, NY

Nor-Cal becomes part of major vacuum company

AMS Technologies buys laser expert

Phenomenex to sell directly in Swiss market

Mecmesin celebrates 40th anniversary

Markes opens first Chinese office

Pfeiffer opens Asian site, invests in doubling US presence


Process & Handheld

Industrial Physics goes on shopping spree

Bruker buys specialist XRF instrument developer

Spectris to sell machine vision business

JUMO further delays expansion plans

OI signs Korean distributor for semicon technologies

Vaporsens awarded SBIR grant



Mega merger on a micro scale:

Thermo Fisher/FEI and its impact on the global EM market



AddLife almost doubles top-line growth in Q2

Illumina stock skyrockets thanks to NovaSeq

Luminex posts cautious guidance despite beating targets

Bio-Techne’s income falls further while organic revenues grow

PBI cancels stock offering as costs push it into the red

Life sciences proves a major growth factor for Dassault

Fluidigm benefits from streamlining initiatives

Thermo Fisher ups guidance as growth outpaces estimates

Strong analytical instrument sales drive IDEX

Renishaw Healthcare doubles losses on costs

Divestitures do not prevent OI losses

Waters steady growth held back by currency translations

VWR maintains growth as integration into Avantor looms

Smiths Detection benefits from Morpho acquisition

Yokogawa improves slightly in second half

Ametek turns indicators to growth

Microsaic sales down 74% in H1



September 2017 – content

Life Sciences

PerkinElmer buys German IVD company

R-Biopharm invests in facility expansion

Brooks LSS buys cryo-transport business

Merck consolidates laboratory business

Agilent buys NGS portfolio from Population Genetics

No deal yet in take-over battle of UK IP firms

Tecan to launch SPE product in Europe

Collaboration for long-read sequencing using EM


General Laboratory

AJ sells Blomesystem to concentrate on laboratory analysis

Headwall opens additional facility

Oxford Cryosystems joins Deben and KE Development

Largesse at Phenomenex, lay-offs at Beckman Coulter

ET Enterprises 2016 sales stagnate

Trajan opens Malaysian manufacturing site

Quantum Analytics appointed US distributor by two companies

Isoprime renames after decade with new parent

Sens-Tech celebrates 10th anniversary under new name

STOE opens first foreign office

Wyatt Technology moves to expanded headquarters

Ushio buys medical illumination specialist

LUM opens Japanese operations


Process and hand-held

Fund raising to help Syft increase global visibility

Bruker purchases technology for bio-treat detection

NDC Technologies moves headquarters to Ohio

AVT joins Danaher’s print control businesses



Chinese export growth continues to dwindle for second year



New products return growth to BD biosciences

Eppendorf grows above industry average in H1

PSS in the red as partner postpones sales

Tecan sees strong organic growth

Qiagen on track despite slow instrument sales

Lab drives Sartorius as bioprocess softens

Declining sales for HBIO despite Chinese rebound

PerkinElmer holds firm on guidance despite sales decline

Cautious guidance for MT as growth cools

Pfeiffer Vacuum sees dip in analytics sales

Organic growth returns to Bruker after two difficult years

JEOL misses forecasts as sales continue to slide

Profit remains elusive for Techcomp

Foss sales peak in centenary year

New structure masks rate of process sales decreases at EAS

ABB’s IA segment sees “solid” quarter

AHL turnover down by two-thirds

Danaher grows E&AS despite weak environmental sales






August 2017 – content

Life Sciences

Miltenyi buys in high precision imaging capabilities

Akonni announces “significant round”

Unchained Labs buys DNA quantification company

Microbiologics invests in major HQs expansion

Labcyte moves to new, expanded headquarters

Diploma buys in Australian healthcare firm


General Laboratory

KPM Analytics completes fourth acquisition

Agilent makes stab at Raman market through purchase

TSI expands nanoparticle characterisation assets

RaySpec’s growth stagnates in fiscal 2016

SepSolve expands offering with OEM reseller agreements

Pfeiffer in dialogue with Busch

JEOL signs NMR software deal


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Battery Ventures adds further business to Process Sensing group

Schneider Electric buys process analyser company

Nova Instruments adds residual stress testing firm

Phase Technology joins physical properties segment of PAC



ASMS 2017: Technologies for applied markets

Japan sees export growth evaporate in 2016



Steady growth for Danaher LS in the second quarter

GE enters new era under Healthcare head

Abcam benefits from low Sterling

OpGen sales down in Q1

Takara Bio to benefit from acquisition in running fiscal year

Brooks LLS continues growth trend

Drug discovery unit and currency holds back LabCorp

Another loss-making quarter for Fluidigm

Illumina boosted earnings with stock repurchase

MKS benefits from acquisitions and semicon recovery

Biotage reports strong growth at constant currencies

Lower costs boost profitability for Corning

Currency translations push up Spectris in H1

Dynasil remains in the red in the fiscal second quarter

Chip business props up Horiba in Q1

Showa to grow Chemicals segment

Oil & gas improving in Roper’s Q1

Honeywell SPS recovers no thanks to industrial safety products

Divestiture makes 2016 a success for Eurocontrol

Kromek cannot emulate successful first half