April 2024 – content

Life Sciences

PerkinElmer to build own life science and diagnostics business after acquisition 

LGC expands oligo production and IVD expertise 

Pre-clinical imaging focus of Bruker’s SII purchase

Antibody specialist change private investment firm owner

Investment supports launch of EPR instrument for protein analysis

DNA editing start-up makes first acquisition

NanoString receives acquisition offer in bankruptcy protection


General Laboratory

Two LIMS pioneers combine under brand name Confience

Autoscribe sold to SaaS company

Two acquisitions enhance Bruker’s expertise in non-life science research

OI expands Andor's camera expertise with company purchase              

Plasmion signs formal partnership with MS manufacturer

SDI enters temperature sensors field with latest acquisition

IMI re-organises reporting structure


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Osmolality specialist invests in bioprocess sensor firm

Syft CEO departs, while company "on course to recovery"

Sartorius makes minority investment in nanoparticle analysis firm

Spectaire expands distribution network in Europe and Canada              

Mesa Labs expands sterilisation indicator portfolio with purchase              

Hamilton Process Analytics to expand US field services              



SLAS and Pittcon 2024: Growing similarities



Strength in NGS and synbio drives Twist

Chinese weakness and demand decline hold back Bio-Techne

Revenues continue to fall at PSS

LS only segment generating organic growth at Danaher

Neogen updates on integration process and full-year forecast

IDBS sees change of strategy validated by growing revenues

Tough trading conditions hold back SDI Group

New Coherent under pressure from semicon slump

Growth in analytical instruments at TFS only partially offsets pandemic hangover

Scientific’s growth at JEOL offsets semicon and medical weakness

Tosoh sees packing materials demand decline

China looms large in OI’s first fiscal half

Digital business at Camlab performs above expectations

Turnover at Kewaunee decline on decision to stop end-user sales              

Analytics sales buck the trend at Repligen

Pandemic overstocking hits Sensirion hard in 2023

Ion Science growth provided by extra-EU exports

EIG drives Ametek’s growth in calendar 2023

Veralto growth is led by Water Quality segment

Industrial leads growth at Mirion