Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies, Inc. (BEST) has acquired the assets of AIXUV GmbH in Aachen, Germany, a company specialising in XUV/EUV systems and key components. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and AIXUV has been relocated to the BEST operations in Bergisch Gladbach.
A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.
Sacher Lasertechnik have released a new website including new features and services, including an interactive online store and video clips related to products. www.sacher-laser.com
Starna Scientific has introduced an updated customer feedback system to assist compliance with ISO 17025:2005 guidelines. www.starna.com
Pfeiffer Vacuum has won an R&D 100 Award for the development of its HiPace turbopumps. Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrated 50 years since their invention of the turbopump in 2008. www.pfeiffer-vacuum.de
Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrate the 50th anniversary of the turbopump in 2008. Regular production of the first turbomolecular pump started at Arthur Pfeiffer GmbH in 1958. This achieved a pumping speed of 150 L s–1 and weighed 95 kg. ww.pfeiffer-vacuum.net
Agilent Technologies is to acquire Velocity11, who make automated liquid handling and laboratory robotics for the life science market. www.agilent.com, www.velocity11.com
Starna Scientific has recently supplied neutral density filters to an leading manufacturer of emissions testing instruments for use in testing vehicle emissions for the Low Emission Zone in London, which comes into force on 4 February 2008. Excessively polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily charge of £200 to drive within this area! With such charges, accurate calibration of the instruments is essential, and the standards set by the Vehicle & Operator Service Agency require calibration with neutral density filters with a tolerance of not more than ±3% from a nominal value. www.starna.com
Pittcon 2007 has launched a new, re-designed website. www.pittcon.org
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The Kurt J. Lesker Company has appointed YTM Industrial Oy to represent them in Finland. www.leasker.com, www.ytm.fi
Thermo Electron has purchased Rupprecht and Patashnick Co., who produce continuous particulate monitoring instrumentation for the ambient air, emissions monitoring and industrial hygiene markets. www.thermo.com
Varian has signed an OEM agreement with Jeol, under which Jeol will buy at least $7.5 million of Varian’s cryogenically cooled probes over the next five years. www.varianinc.com, www.jeol.co.jp
Electron Tubes has a new website. www.electrontubes.com
Pro-Lite Technology has been presented with Labsphere’s 2004 Dealer Sales Excellence Award. www.pro-lite.uk.com