Lab business > Distributorships & acquisitions

KAG announces alliance with maxon motor

08 February, 2013

Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH has appointed maxon motor Australia Pty Ltd as its distributor for Australia and New Zealand.

LifeSensors appoints new distributor

16 January, 2013

LifeSensors has appointed United Bioresearch Products as its new Australian distributor.

Bio-Rad acquires AbD Serotec

15 January, 2013

Bio-Rad Laboratories, a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, has announced that it has purchased AbD Serotec, a division of MorphoSys AG, for approximately €53 million in cash.

Australian Life Scientist acquired by specialist laboratory publisher

15 November, 2012

Australian Life Scientist magazine and its website have been acquired by Westwick-Farrow Media and will join its stable of B2B magazines and websites, including What’s New in Lab & Life Sciences (est 1990), and What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing.

New distribution partner in ANZ for TAP Biosystems

16 October, 2012

TAP Biosystems has announced the appointment of TrendBio as its new distribution partner. The appointment will provide scientists in Australia and New Zealand with rapid access to, and support of, TAP Biosystems’ range of automated bioprocessing and cell processing technologies.

Life Technologies acquires Compendia Bioscience

11 October, 2012

Life Technologies has announced the acquisition of Compendia Bioscience, a pre-eminent cancer bioinformatics company widely used by the pharmaceutical industry to identify novel gene targets for drug discovery and development.

Merck partnership accelerates needle-free vaccine delivery

10 October, 2012

A University of Queensland (UQ) invention that will deliver vaccines without the need for needles has struck a significant partnership with US-based pharmaceutical giant Merck.

Quansys Biosciences appoints Sapphire Bioscience as distributor in Australia and NZ

05 October, 2012

On 21 August 2012, Quansys Biosciences announced that its products are now distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Sapphire Bioscience.

Life Technologies and Sino Biological sign strategic partnership agreement

03 September, 2012

Life Technologies Corporation and Sino Biological have announced a partnership for worldwide product distribution and product development. Life Technologies will distribute Sino Biological’s portfolio of recombinant proteins, antibodies and Elisa kits through its global distribution channels.

Novasys appointed Isocolor distributor

22 August, 2012

Novasys has recently been appointed sole and exclusive distributor for Australia for the Isocolor range of colour quality control and colour formulation software products.

Sartorius loses distribution rights to the Biohit Ergo Tube

21 August, 2012

Having paid €68m for Biohit’s liquid handling business, Sartorius has failed to reach an agreement with the patent holders and manufacturers of the Biohit Ergo Tube.

Thermo Fisher Scientific forms Technology Alliance Partnership with Princeton scientists

15 August, 2012

Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a Technology Alliance Partnership agreement with scientists at Princeton University, establishing a formal collaboration to accelerate research in triple quadrupole and high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) for life science applications.

RS Components and SMC Corporation extend global partnership to Australia and New Zealand

10 August, 2012

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has extended its global partnership with the SMC Corporation, specialist in pneumatics and automation, into Australia and New Zealand.

Merck Millipore acquires rights for Biotest microbiology products

16 July, 2012

Merck Millipore now has exclusive rights to sell Biotest AG Microbiology products in Australia and New Zealand.

Wheaton aquires CELLine technology

11 July, 2012

Wheaton has acquired the CELLine dual-membrane, cell culture flask line for antibody and protein production from Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Corporation.

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