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Shimadzu and bioMerieux enter into partnership for mass spectrometry applications in microbiology

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Shimadzu and bioMerieux have entered into a partnership to commercialise a mass spectrometry system for bacterial identification in microbiology laboratories. bioMerieux will work with Shimadzu and their subsidiary, Kratos Analytical, to adapt their linear MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry technology for optimised integration into the microbiology laboratory workflow. This new solution is planned for commercialisation by bioMerieux in 2010, together with the microbial database acquired from AnagnosTec.
 

Agilent completes Varian acquisition

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Agilent Technologies has completed the acquisition of Varian. Agilent paid approximately $1.5 billion in cash for Varian.

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Global food safety response center

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a global food testing laboratory devoted to helping contain costly and life-threatening chemical contamination crises. The Food Safety Response Center, located in Dreieich, Germany, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by world-class chemists who will quickly mobilise to aid governments and businesses facing an unknown food safety threat involving chemical contaminants. One recent threat, the melamine crisis in China, claimed the lives of at least six children, made nearly 300,000 ill and cost companies worldwide billions before it was contained.

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Activiomics signs commercial agreement with GSK

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Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, have developed a novel mass spectrometry-method of analysing and interpreting cell signalling pathways. This technology enables the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to identify biomarkers and better select new drugs for diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity and diabetes and help reduce their time to market.

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Bruker forms new chemical analysis division

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Bruker Corporation has created a Chemical Analysis Division within its Bruker Daltonics subsidiary. The new Chemical Analysis Division will be managed by Collin D'Silva as division president, and will be based in Fremont, CA, USA.

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Raman chemical imaging for ingredient-specific particle sizing

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ChemImage will present the results of an ingredient-specific particle sizing (ISPST) study on a combination metered dose inhaler product at Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) 2010 (www.rddonline.com). This conference takes place from 25 to 29 April in Orlando, Florida, USA, and covers current biological and pharmaceutical issues related to nasal and respiratory drug delivery.

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Scottish Metabolomics facility equipped with Thermo Scientific technology for metabolomics

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is providing the Scottish Metabolomics Facility (ScotMet) with technology to advance the field of metabolomics. ScotMet is funded by the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance (SULSA) and is a state-of-the-art facility run jointly by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde.

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Bruker adds XUV/EUV technologies

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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.

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Duquesne University and Agilent establish MS centre of excellence to study diseases and environmental issues

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Duquesne University, USA, and Agilent Technologies have established a Centre of Excellence (COE) for mass spectrometry at the university. The facility enables a wide range of research in the life sciences and environmental analysis.

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Bruker and Agilent Technologies agree to Bruker acquiring certain Varian product lines

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Bruker Corporation and Agilent Technologies have announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement. Pursuant to this agreement, Bruker will acquire certain product lines of Varian Inc., which Agilent has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval for Agilent's previously announced acquisition of Varian.

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AB Sciex acquires Eksigent LC business

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AB Sciex has acquired the liquid chromatography business of Eksigent Technologies. This acquisition provides the company with a significant entry into the liquid chromatography market through the ability to provide instrumentation and consumables and to couple them with mass spectrometry instruments to form complete workflow solutions.

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