Lab business > Distributorships & acquisitions

Illumina acquires Enancio's compression software

22 July, 2020

Illumina has a new addition to its portfolio: genomic compression-software company Enancio, based in Cesson-Sévigné, France.


Metrohm named exclusive Aus distributor of ELGA water purification products

09 March, 2020

Metrohm Australia has announced that, as of 1 March 2020, it is the exclusive distributor for ELGA LabWater in Australia for the PURELAB and CENTRA ranges.


Abcam purchases assets from Applied StemCell

10 February, 2020

Abcam has announced the asset purchase of the gene editing platform and oncology product portfolio of Applied StemCell for life science research and diagnostic markets.


Abcam acquires Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business

17 January, 2020

Abcam has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business, which includes Innova and TGR Biosciences, as of 1 January 2020.


AXT adds Alvéole's cell biology platform to its portfolio

06 December, 2019

The Alvéole platform allows users to convert an existing microscope into an automated bioengineering system for the engineering of smart cell culture substrates.


Abcam acquires live cells and lysates from EdiGene

26 July, 2019

Abcam has announced its acquisition of the entire live cell line and lysates portfolio of EdiGene, a Chinese company focused on developing genome editing technologies into novel therapeutics.


Agilent expands cell analysis portfolio with BioTek acquisition

19 July, 2019

Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the privately owned BioTek Instruments for $1.165 billion.


AXT to distribute stem cell solutions from StemBioSys

27 June, 2019

AXT has signed an agreement to distribute stem cell solutions from StemBioSys to researchers in Australia and New Zealand.


Thermo Fisher acquires HighChem but not Gatan

19 June, 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed its acquisition of HighChem but terminated the agreement under which it would have acquired Gatan.


AMS appointed distributor for Bronkhorst flow instrumentation

17 June, 2019

AMS Instrumentation & Calibration has been appointed the exclusive distributor for the Bronkhorst range of thermal, Coriolis and ultrasonic flowmeters and controllers for low flow rates of gases and liquids in Australia and its territories.


SCHOTT to acquire Australian microfluidic expert MINIFAB

13 June, 2019

SCHOTT, an international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass ceramics, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Australian microfluidic company MINIFAB.


AXT now offers TEM cameras from Direct Electron

21 May, 2019

Scientific equipment supplier AXT has announced the formation of a new relationship with US-based Direct Electron — a producer of next-generation detection cameras for transmission electron microscopes (TEM).


Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Brammer Bio for $1.7bn

28 March, 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brammer Bio, a leader in viral vector manufacturing for gene and cell therapies, for US$1.7 billion in cash.


AXT adds LIBS product line from ELEMISSION

31 January, 2019

AXT has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with ELEMISSION, a Canadian-based company that specialises in large-scale micro characterisation using continuous LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy) scanning technology.


Arrow Pharmaceuticals and Apotex Australia propose merger

14 May, 2018

Arrow Pharmaceuticals and Apotex Australia have announced a proposed merger of their Australian and New Zealand generic pharmaceutical and OTC operations.


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