• How has Analytica weathered the Covid hurricane?
      It was with slight trepidation that I booked my place to attend Analytica 2022, held by Messe München AG (Munich, Germany) from the 21st to the 24th June at the conference and exhibition space of the Messestadt Riem, which until the early 1990s served as Munich’s international airport.  After all, this was my first return to a face-to-face industry event, and one of the previously biggest in the calendar. Showing my [...]
    • Pandemic results in bumper M&A activities in 2021
      As had been predicted, 2021 turned out to be a bumper year for acquisitions, with close to 200 company purchases being mentioned in Instrument News.  Not only did the pandemic sap the economic confidence out of many industries, leading to reduced orders, which brought many a company to the brink or forced them to shift their focus dramatically. Other markets, however, notably those for healthcare, vaccine and drug development, personal [...]
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