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Simultaneous Raman-LIBS for the mobile standoff analysis of explosive materials

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Andor-303_iStar-sUsing a novel hybrid sensor system, based on Shamrock spectrometers and high performance intensified CCD detectors supplied by Andor Technology, Spanish scientists have been able to use both Raman and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) simultaneously for the instant, remote standoff analysis of explosive materials.

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Thermo's acquisition of Ahura finalised

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Ahura Scientific, Inc., has announced the close of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s acquisition of the company. The acquisition expands Thermo Fisher’s technology portfolio with a suite ofportable spectrometers.

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PerkinElmer gains control of ICP-MS business

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PerkinElmer, Inc. has agreed to purchase the remaining interest of its joint venture in ICP-MS and related assets from Danaher Corporation. Danaher acquired this joint venture stake and these assets as part of its acquisition of MDS Inc.'s Analytical Technologies business.

The purchase of the remaining 50% of the joint venture and related assets will provide PerkinElmer with full ownership of the joint venture and its ICP-MS product line.

John Roush, president, Environmental Health, PerkinElmer, said, "The global population is increasingly vulnerable to safety threats from toxic elements such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic affecting the quality of our water and food supplies. Our continued commitment and innovation in ICP-MS will provide our customers with solutions that support the analysis of component elements, trace elements or contaminants in samples of interest, leading to improved products and applications for their end markets - and ultimately to better outcomes for human and environmental health."

He added, "The consolidation of the joint venture will reinforce our market leadership position while further demonstrating our commitment to the ICP-MS product line and the sustained development of this critical technology. Customers will benefit from our ability to get products to market faster, as well as to better align our offering with market needs."

Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy technology

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Anasys Instruments has introduced the nanoIR platform that combines the nanoscale spatial resolution capabilities of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with infrared spectroscopy’s ability to characterise and identify chemical species.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific opens new UK research and manufacturing facility

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new facility in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. Located at Tudor Road, Manor Park, it is a significant investment for Thermo Fisher Scientific in the North of England.

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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. , 


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