LGC is acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint

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LGC, formerly the Laboratory of the Government Chemist, who provide chemical and biological analytical services and reference materials, has been acquired with management by Bridgepoint from LGV Capital in a transaction that values the business at £257 million.

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Bruker appointments

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Bruker Corporation has appointed Bill Knight to Chief Operating Officer and Brian Monahan to Chief Financial Officer effective 1 February 2010. Further appointments in the BioSpin division are Dr Bernd Gewiese and Dr Werner Maas as Co-Presidents. In Bruker Optics, Urban Faeh has been appointed President, and will become Managing Director of Bruker Optik GmbH in Ettlingen, Germany, where he will be based.


Waters sales to Taiwan Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis

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Waters has announced that the Taiwan Bureau of Food and Drug Analysis has purchased and installed four Acquity UPLC systems and nine Xevo TQ tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers to monitor domestically produced and imported food sold within the country. The new instruments will be placed with regional laboratories throughout Taiwan and with the Divisions of Food Chemistry and Food Microbiology to add to existing capacity and provide access to modern analytical technology. 


Thermo sells FT-MS to petroleomics lab

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has sold a LTQ FT Ultra hybrid mass spectrometer to the new petroleomics laboratory at the Thompson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, part of the Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas, Brazil. The laboratory will use the mass spectrometer to rapidly and simultaneously characterise multiple compounds in petroleum samples. 


Tissue proteomic collaboration for Thermo

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a collaboration between its Biomarker Rsearch Initiatives in Mass Spectrometry (BRIMS) centre and Expression Pathology Inc. who are involved in tissue proteomic analysis. This will lead to an accurate measure of cancer-related proteins in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. 


Thermo online LC/MS resource

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has created a new online LC/MS information resource for environmental and food safety scientists. They provide a gateway to tools and advice that can assist individuals and companies in their research. , 


Thermo acquires Ahura

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ahura Scientific, manufacturer of portable spectrometers, for $145 million in cash plus the potential for an earn-out payment based on the achievement of certain 2010 financial targets. The acquisition expands Thermo’s portfolio of portable instruments; they already have a line of portable XRF analysers. , 


Bio Raman Patent for Sword Diagnostics

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Sword Diagnostics has been awarded a US Patent titled Method and Apparatus for Detection of Biological Organisms using Raman Scattering. The patent covers the core technology which focuses on improved sensitivity.


New website for Sacher Lasertechnik

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Sacher Lasertechnik have released a new website including new features and services, including an interactive online store and video clips related to products. 


New Perten website

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The Perten Instruments website is now available in German and French. 


PerkinElmer and Gilson mass spectrometry collaboration

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PerkinElmer and Gilson have announced a mass spectrometry collaboration to support pharmaceutical and biotech scientists, which will enable the two companies to provide new and enhanced solutions for fraction collection and liquid chromatography. As part of the agreement, PerkinElmer will develop a dedicated single quadrupole mass spectrometer to be incorporated into Gilson’s preparative chromatography systems. , 


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