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Fields & Applications Business, Mass Spectrometry, Genomics & DNA Analysis

Discoveries, Diagnostics and Dissolution

In our regular column, we partner with www.mass-spec-capital.com to let you know what’s going on in the business world of analytical science. This month, there are a number of large-scale acquisitions, and a Merck Award goes to Francesco Ricci from the University of Rome, for the development of innovative DNA-based nanodevices.

Products

  • bioMérieux: FDA expands pathogen identification on VITEK MS
  • Investment & acquisitions
  • Metabolon acquires Metabolomic Discoveries GmbH
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific completes $7.2b acquisition of Patheon
  • Merck to acquire Ontario-based Natrix Separations
  • Eurofins acquires two Japanese analytical firms
  • CDPQ to acquire significant minority stake in Sebia
  • Fluidigm: $30m common stock in at-the-market equity offering
  • Eurofins Scientific announces acquisition of DiscoverX
  • Sysmex and bioMérieux to dissolve their joint venture

Collaborations

  • Fluidigm licenses CFTR NGS Assay from Baylor Genetics
  • Biotecon Diagnostics to sell Bruker MALDI-TOF MS Systems
  • SpectralWorks & Mestrelab: mutual reseller agreement

People

  • Concept Life Sciences appoints John Handley as COO
  • Merck KGaA announces board changes

    Organizations

    • Merck opens its first Customer Food Safety Studio in Bellevue, WA, USA

    Other

    • Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award goes to Francesco Ricci
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