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Instrument News – September 2023 – content

Life Sciences

Blacktrace bought by Unchained for LNP formulations technology

SeqLL to be bought by two acquisition vehicles

Dotmatics adds further bioinformatics assets

Three more acquisitions expand Biosynth

LGC makes two acquisitions in 2023 so far

Quantum-SI moves to new HQs after momentous two years

Court decision in Nanoimager patent dispute

Bionter signs US distribution partner


General Laboratory

Datacolor acquires colour matching-software competitor

Tosoh expands media production capacity

DWK to benefit from owner's new $1 billion investment fund              

Porvair expands consumables offering with Ratiolab acquisition

Park Systems opens Shanghai hub 

Acquisitions expands SLS Group in the British Isles

Thomas Scientific enters solvent supply partnership with start-up

50th birthday of SI Analytics NIB

Ocean Insight expands Rochester site


Process and hand-held instrumentation

Air quality monitoring firm adds to Indutrade’s MST division              

Single-use assembly specialist expands Getinge’s LS division                            

Fourth acquisition joins Donaldson’s Life Sciences division              

Hyperspectral camera specialist buys chemometric software

In-line analyser company acquired by Draslovka



Takara Bio avoids Covid cliff-edge for fiscal 2023

Asian weakness at NanoTemper during 2021

LS sales stagnate for Corning in 2022

Staff cuts as Twist aims to improve profitability

Porvair Sciences sees sales drop after three growth years

Olink moves into profit in the last quarter

Minimal organic growth at SDI in fiscal 2023

Specac recovers well from Covid impact                                                                                                                                            

Halma’s Arcmed businesses experience marginal growth

Acquisition drives growth at Nanalysis

JULABO back to pre-pandemic sales in 2021

Organic growth at OI boosted by currencies and acquisition

Specialty continues to lead by growth rate at Tosoh

DWK catches up with 2016 result

M&A's organic growth ahead at Emerson in first fiscal half              

Accelleron spin-out hits ABB’s Process Automation

Industrial demand recovery drives Varex’ growth

Technologies segment trumps its Medical sister at Mirion

MST one of the leading segments by growth at Indutrade

Pandemic demand still keeps Sensirion growing




Instrument News – August 2023 – content

Life Sciences

Sequencer firm opens first extra-China manufacturing

Ionpath suspends instrument sales 

Stratec grows Smart Consumables division with purchase

Dx lab acquires OEM microarray manufacturer

Lunaphore to grow Bio-Techne’s spatial biology offering

Imaging specialist Zeiss makes two LS investments


General Laboratory

Agilent to stop ECD upgrades for third-party MS systems

Optical filter firm expands IDEX instrument footprint

Newly-founded alliance has materials testing focus

CBRE creates lab maintenance brand


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Process Raman company acquired by Thermo Fisher              

CDR to sell process optimisation specialist of Indicor

In-Situ coins new tagline



Infringement settlement lifts MGI Tech’s bottom line

Stagnating organic growth at bioMérieux in 2022

PSS reports losses in fiscal first half NB

Protein Sciences weak post-pandemic at Bio-Techne

Profitability continues to elude HBIO

Medidata business drives Dassault’s LS division

Vacuum orders significantly down in Q4 at Atlas Copco

Sales increase in low teens at Fritsch during second pandemic year

Renamed Showa Denko generates reduced revenues

PPE sales sustain Camlab during 2021

Low organic growth for Shimadzu’s instrument segment              

Sales growth at SLS Group mainly supplied by acquisitions

Prior Scientific recoups losses suffered during first pandemic year

Scientific segment to provide JEOL with growth in current fiscal year

HHT anticipates semiconductor and electronics downturn

MKS affected by slowing semiconductor market

Nederman M&CT generates low organic growth              

Roper’s analytical and process businesses suffer Q4 decline

Alpha MOS’ second half compensates for weak start






Instrument News – July 2023 – content

Life Sciences 

Abcam considers strategic options after planned shareholder revolt

PE’s LS and Dx businesses renamed to Revvity

AnaBios expands with Cell Systems

Maravai acquires synthetic biology enzyme specialist

MolGen buys co-development partner

Culture media specialist expands AnalytiChem’s offering                            

Integra Bio invests in NGS sample prep with acquisition              

Paragraf buys biosensor firm


General Laboratory

Verder Scientific expands with dissolution expert and dispersion specialist

New joint venture for particle analysis formed

EDAX and Gatan combine to maximise synergies

Facility maintenance company buys two lab services businesses

Calibre adds two lab consumables firms

Ownership change results in Photonis' acquisition spree

Newomics launches two more versions of MS source

Fritsch and Horiba sign distribution agreement for the Americas


Process & hand-held instrumentation

CEM company expands with two more acquisitions

Donaldson makes third life science acquisition

PBS Biotech closes financing round

Optical temperature sensor expert joins WIKA

Acquisition to widen DT’s X-ray detector offering

Picarro in EtO monitoring partnerships



ASMS2023: Ionisation in the air



Custom-development demand provides some growth at Stratec

Maravai prepares for post-pandemic cliff-edge

Second half performance pushes Abcam into the red

Annual organic growth in low single digits at Tecan

Post-pandemic sales remain significantly elevated at Integra Biosciences

Record year at Biotage, despite weak last quarter

Ingersoll PST benefits from acquisitions in 2022

Kewaunee increases rate of growth, but fails to break even

Proprietary consumables sales save Avantor from worse in 2022

Mostly organic sales growth drives XRF to new heights

Spectroscopy sales flat at Renishaw

IMI’s Life Sciences unit ahead on acquisitions in 2022

Organic growth up 2% at Foss, while profitability declines

Binder reports record 2021 sales on partial recovery of EU markets

Dropping pandemic sales reduce Repligen’s reported growth

Donaldson’s LS division hit by demand decline for PTFE membranes products

AHL sells off majority of business

Process analytics compensates for waning pandemic demand at Nynomic              

Security demand still below DT’s record 2019

Sick Group continues to forecast double digit growth



Instrument News – May 2023 – content

Life Sciences

Spectris sells CLS to equity company

Korean consortium buys Meridian Bioscience

Interaction analysis biosensor company acquired by Miltenyi

Azenta snaps up 2D barcode reader innovator

Bruker invests in proteomics and spatial biology through acquisitions

Eppendorf sells micro-manipulation business


General Laboratory 

Monitoring and validation firm doubles workforce in five-year shopping spree

Suez’ lab water purification business recyles old Veolia brand              

Six businesses add to Calibre’s acquisition tally since the beginning of year

Ocean Insight partly reverses 2019 rebrand


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Horiba acquires French process analyser company

50 years Particle Measuring Systems

KKR to spend $250m building test and inspection platform

LePure wins funding and completes two acquisitions              



Pittcon 2023: A veteran attempts a comeback



Standard BioTools revenues down by a quarter

BMG Labtech sees growth in calendar 2021              

Qiagen exceeds management expectations

Merck’s Life Science division core growth offsets pandemic-related declines

Miltenyi tops own forecast in second pandemic year

Bio-Rad backlog persists in 2022              

Scientific division trumps P&E for growth at Horiba

Revenues at Spectro Analytical surpass 2018 record

Spectris regroups into two divisions and an ‘Other’ segment

Covid-demand outweighs Brexit effect at Labcold

Bohui Innovations performs well in first half 2022

Supply constraints and currency headwinds hold Bruker back

Kern & Sohn to invest in second German operations campus

Nabertherm grows in 2021 despite industrial weakness

Strong organic growth at Ametek as currencies offset acquisition gains

Detection businesses still under par at Leidos

Advanced materials lead Honeywell growth              

Smiths Detection sees first growth in 54 months

Reduced aviation sales continue to hold back OSI Systems

R&D rate halves at SDL Technology




April 2023 – content

Life Sciences 

Funding to push thermal-sensitive DNA synthesis to commercial stage 

Berkeley Lights buys IsoPlexis to create functional cell biology company

Multi-omics instrument start-up Pleno wins funding

Cytek acquires flow cytometry business from DiaSorin

Seqonce Bioscience relocates headquarters

Molecular Devices enters commercial deals and buys organoid specialist

CN Bio and FDA expand organ-on-a-chip collaboration

Via Scientific launches new multi-omics analytics platform

Life science markets remain main targets for Danaher 2022 acquisitions


General Laboratory

SFC company expands Büchi’s offering of prepLC

PerkinElmer completes sale of AFE businesses

Idex HTS grows with acquisition of micro-precision parts manufacturer

Evident share transfer completed after three-month delay

Module generates UHP nitrogen for LC-MS collision experiments


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Major restructuring sees Danaher spin-off its EAS division

Univercells raises funds for DNA production business

Spectricity launches spectral sensor to enable multi-spectral phone cameras

Ocean Insight buys hand-held LIBS line from Rigaku

Emerson enters digital partnership for life science process automation

Metso Outotec launches LIBS for mineral sorting



SLAS 2023: It’s back and stronger than ever



Continuing PerkinElmer operations still reeling under declining pandemic demand

Underlying growth and acquisitions help Eurofins overcome Covid sales decline

Price increases improve organic growth figures at Danaher’s life science divisions

Sales growth at Cytek stays below forecast

Quanterix’ strategic realignment affects 2022 results

HST drives Idex on strong demand from life science and analytical instrument markets

Grant Instruments grows at 28% in calendar 2021

TFS relies on acquisitions to report sales growth for 2022

PE’s sold AFE businesses report single-digit growth rates during 2022              

Post-pandemic recovery at HEL continues

Chinese pandemic policy shift causes havoc in Waters’ final quarter

Sensor & Control division’s growth at SDI “all acquisition driven”              

Genevac achieves record sales despite pandemic impact NIB

Vaisala’s IM segment exceeds expectations

Acquisitions help Teledyne report double digit annual growth

Record sales and losses at Kromek NIB

Danaher EAS’ water quality businesses generate 9% annual growth

ATS’ half-year growth supplied by acquisitions

Acquisition helps ITW’s Test & Measurement and Electronic division NIB







March 2023 – content

Life Sciences

SourceBio delists and transfers HQs

Binding Site expands TFS’ cancer diagnostics expertise

IDT sets eyes on cancer research market

CMS Scientific deepens collaboration with Agilent

New method for DNA synthesis ready for commercial launch

Leica Microsystems enters two partnerships


General Laboratory

Leading MS and LC firm to buy macromolecular characterisation specialist

Halma acquisitions over last two years benefit all segments              

Agilent partners with Plasmion

Equity investor to purchase majority of major EM developer

Acquisition to expand Xylem’s North American reach

Pfeiffer invests into expansion of logistics and production


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Biotage expands chromatography offering into bioprocessing with acquisition

Yokogawa snaps up polymerisation monitoring company

PID gas sensor expert expands with acquisition

Health Care division to be spun-off by 3M

Timegate signs distributor for UK and Irish markets



TDA 2023 Outlook: Industry’s growth to be fuelled by North American market



AddLife’s Labtech division still grapples with falling pandemic demand              

Covid-test demand drop halves SourceBio six-month revenues

BICO reports record sales despite waning Covid demand

All three Porvair divisions contribute to double-digit organic growth

Completed food safety transaction dominates Neogen’s results in first fiscal half              

Roche Dx still buffeted by declining pandemic-related sales

G&H under par despite growth at LSB and Industrial

Currencies and acquisition tailwinds amount to two thirds of OI’s growth

Pfeiffer AIRD division driven by industrial vacuum demand

Agilent’s growth driven by chemical, materials and pharma customers

Acquisitions and currencies boost Halma’s first-half revenues              

Recovery in oil and gas, and petrochemical markets buoys Yokogawa              

Transfer of food safety business and currencies obscure 3M Health Care’s organic growth

Over half of Parker-Hannifin’s growth from acquisition

DI division experiences strong growth at Siemens




February 2023 – content

Life Sciences

ITP specialist’s acquisition to accelerate adoption of Bionano’s genome mapping

Shimadzu acquires diagnostics reagent company

Sartorius buys minority stake in bioprinting company

Cold-chain technology purchases expand Azenta’s portfolio further

LifeSpan turns into Absolute Biotech

Single-step extraction method receives growth funding

Belyntic sells peptide purification business to Mesa Labs

Bionano and Hamilton in sample prep partnership

Sapio gains investment of unknown size


General Laboratory

Commercial real estate services firm buys instrument maintenance company

Cloud infrastructure start-up raises series A funding

ATS Scientific expands portfolio with company purchase and distributorship

Purchase expands food quality lab’s scope to the UK              

Analytik Jena invests in German expansions

Two acquisitions broaden Pion’s offering into sample preparation and homogenisation

Quantum measurement specialist signs distributors in UK and Japan

Büchi Ibéria to also cover Portuguese market


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Emerson sells Climate Tech business to build pure-play automation company              

Smiths Detection opens UK lab for R&D and production



Mesa Labs’ organic growth dwarfed by contribution from acquisition

Rate of growth increases at Twist Bioscience, while losses deepen

Sharp reduction in Covid tests hits BD’s Life Sciences division

Covid-related sales declines hold back Azenta

Enzo LS segment grows in full fiscal year                            

Takara Bio improves full-year forecast on reagent sales boost

Electronics market weakness holds back MKS

Biological and industrial microscopes buoy Nikon in first half

Peak Scientific back to double digit growth in second pandemic year

Healthcare remains Shimadzu A&MI’s strongest end market

Diagnostics and semiconductor demand continues to drive HHT

LC resin shipments strong at Tosoh              

Process measurement and bioanalytics are growth drivers at Berthold Technologies

Varex’ Industrial compensates for Medical’s weakness              

Industrial and APAC drive growth at Sensirion

EAS recovers on eve of Emerson’s drastic restructuring

Specialty chemicals and gas detection lead at Honeywell

Sterile transfer products dominate Getinge’s LS segment growth

Mirion Medical compensates for Industrial’s revenue decline



January 2023 – content

Life Science 

Biocare Medical moves into oncology field with acquisition

Bruker makes two neuroscience imaging acquisitions 

Microdosing company expands Hamilton nano- and pico-dispensing capabilities

Oligonucleotide producer to treble manufacturing capacity 

ONI enters research collaboration after momentous year

Malvern Panalytical to market DSF instrument in North America

Abcam complements antibody capabilities with licensing agreement


General Laboratory

Atlas Copco’s broadens cryostat offering for quantum research

Acquisition expands Irish footprint of SLS

Elemental Machines raises funds

Two firsts as Calibre expands into Benelux and Brazil

Agilent opens dissolution technology centre

Temasek buys testing and inspection specialist


Process and hand-held instrumentation

Process analyser distributor joins Nederman’s Gasmet business

Merck expands bioreactor line-up with acquisition



Maravai’s growth slows as mRNA vaccine demand wanes

First pandemic year impacts IDBS’ customer mix by geography

Life Sciences segment beats sister divisions at Dassault

Protein Sciences’ growth at Bio-Techne entirely organic

European growth propels SPT Labtech forward in 2021

Economic slowdown during 2020 hits Leica Microsystems’ sales and profits

Judges Scientific expects strong second calendar half

Strong pandemic recovery at Leybold during 2021

Markes recovers much of 2020 reductions

Skyray’s sales roller-coaster continues

Avantor battles Covid and currency headwinds

VT leads Atlas Copco by organic growth in second quarter

Third-party product and service revenues increase at Edwards in 2021

Nederman M&CT held back by geopolitical uncertainties

Roper’s divested Industrial businesses on course to beat 2021 results

Asian semiconductor markets drive increases at Syft Technologies

Alpha MOS’ recovery stalls





December 2022 – content

Life Sciences

DNA Script strengthens distribution network in Middle East and South-East Asia

LGC expands Oxford site with manufacturing facility              

Zetta Genomics opens first foreign office

Cadence Systems snaps up OpenEye for $500 million

Investment supports Optibrium’s headquarters expansions in UK and US

Nabsys reveals reason for HHT’s funding generosity

Molecular Devices opens European Organoid centre


General Laboratory

Two more purchases benefit SDI’s Sensors and Controls division

MT expands liquid handling manufacturing

Thomas Scientific expands offering with cleanroom and microscopy supplier

Park Systems makes first ever acquisition

Scitara enters agreement with cloud-computing giant

IMI makes two additions to Precision Engineering division              

Agilent acquires polymer characterisation specialist PSS              


Process & Handheld Instrumentation

Microsaic wins two additional contracts

DeepVerge restructures to save on operational costs

Si-Ware ends year with Eurofins Agro deal

Novatech signs new supplier                            

Irish process characterisation company acquired by BCLS

Cellexus enters supply and manufacturing deals for single-use reactors

Sensirion launches GC family              



Sharp drop of sales at Stratec, though Smart Consumables revenues stable

Infrastructure investments decrease Abcam’s operating profitability

PSS sees 20% sales drop after three-year growth stint

LGC grows in high double digits without Covid sales in fiscal 2022

Paramit acquisition compensates for falling Covid-demand at Tecan

Pre-clinical product sales hold back HBIO

Sales at XRF Scientific reach new records

Adaptas acquisition lifts IMI’s Precision Engineering sales

Starna grows revenues by 29% during first pandemic year                            

Spectris’ H1 growth led by pharma and semiconductor sales

Preparative chromatography offers “large commercial potential” for Nanologica

Spectroscopy business drives Renishaw’s AI&MD division

Biotage’s record sales driven by pharmaceutical customers in the Americas

European markets shrink for Mettler Toledo              

Park Systems' generates 68% of 2021 revenues in second half              

DT’s sub-suppliers hit by “technical problems” in second quarter

Disposals and delays hamper AHL’s growth

Lockdowns make China ABB’s weakest market

Service revenues up dramatically as Microsaic focusses on engineering consultancy



November 2022 – content

Life Sciences

Biognosys opens US office and laboratory facility

String of acquisitions round out CellCarta's CRO capabilities              

NGS library expert gains strategic investor 

Two US laboratory equipment and supplies manufacturers combine

Enzymatic DNA synthesis method gains funds

Fluidigm’s new manifestation tasked with restructuring to growth

Bio-Rad expands diagnostics qPCR offering

Private equity company builds automation business

Proteintech establishes new assay subsidiary


General Laboratory

Equity investment company to buy Olympus’ spun-out Scientific Solutions business

Cresset wins series C funding

Swedish site expands Hellma’s capacity for synthetic crystal production              

AGI enters high-pressure reactor market with Premex purchase              

Anniversary celebrations at WITec              

Refurbished lab equipment company expands with company purchase

Kwipped changes name to focus on financing software

Asynt launches new photoreactor


Process & hand-held instrumentation

Diploma sells remaining environmental monitoring assets

Daylight and Repligen partner to target biopharma PAT

OSI Systems expands Security division with acquisitions

Tunable IR sensor company receives minority investments

JRS enters distribution agreement for cell culture media

Merck restructures LS business and invests bioprocess facilities              



Standard Biotools falls into the Covid-testing hole

Reduction in pandemic-related sales affect bioMérieux

Olink expects full-year growth of up to 53%

Core sales at LS drive Merck in 9th consecutive quarter

Currencies, dropping Covid-sales and supply constraints affect Bio-Rad

Qiagen suffers from Covid sales decline

Acquisitions contribute just about half of SDI’s reported growth

Pandemic results in uncertainties in Hellma’s core markets

Various headwinds hold back Bruker during first calendar half

Nanalysis not satisfied with first half performance

Helmut Fischer Holding drops to a loss in 2020

Both Trajan divisions benefit from acquisition drive

Test performs better than expected in Xylem’s second quarter              

Beijing Labtech reports single-digits growth in full year 2021              

Showa IEM battles with rising materials prices

Handheld systems sales dominate 908 Devices              

SD&G businesses at Leidos “dependent on international business”              

Smiths Detection continues to slide despite impending aviation recovery

Ultra Precision and Process grows strongly at Ametek EIG

Security’s slow recovery continues at OSI Systems