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    • Life science acquisitions tailing off during 2017
      A quick scan over the acquisitions made during calendar 2017, lead to one surprising question:  could it really be that life sciences has lost its allure?  It is not that the overall speed of consolidation has diminished, as Instrument News actually reported on even slightly more company acquisitions than in the previous two years – not far off 150 in total – or that purchase prices drop off dramatically (though [...]
    • Pittcon 2018: condensed, miniaturised, and pep-infused
      The energy was palpable in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, as it hosted the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) 2018 from 26th February to 1st March.  The event – departing from past formats in opening the exhibition for only three days, while the 129 short courses were spread over six days – drew a total of about 11,500 attendants, [...]
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