Crawford Scientific Acquires Anatune Ltd

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Column, The Column-12-17-2018, Volume 14, Issue 12
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Crawford Scientific has announced the acquisition of Anatune Ltd.

Crawford Scientific has announced the acquisition of Anatune Ltd. Anatune Ltd will continue to operate as a separate legal and commercial entity while allowing Crawford Scientific customers access to Anatunes expertise in automation and trace analytical measurement.

“Over the many years we have known Ray Perkins and his team at Anatune, we have been impressed by their expertise in applications development for the most challenging analytical separations and their ability to automate these solutions,” said Tony Taylor, Group Technical Director, Crawford Scientific Holdings Ltd.  “We welcome Ray and his team to the Crawford Scientific family and look forward to many successful collaborations with our clients.”

“Anatune becoming part of the Crawford Scientific Group means we can match the growing demand for automated sample preparation solutions. Both organizations are oriented around first-class technical support and have similar cultures and missions. We are excited by the new opportunities before us,” said Ray Perkins, CEO of Anatune.

The acquisition of Anatune Ltd follows Crawford Scientific’s acquisition of VR Analytical earlier in the year. Based out of Oregon, USA, VR Analytical partnered with Hall Analytical Laboratories in Manchester, UK, as part of the deal and offered clients extractables and leachables analysis, as well as, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).


“We are delighted to be joined by Ray Colton and his excellent team at VR Analytical, which presents exciting opportunities for our customers in this rapidly expanding and technologically challenging testing market,” commented Sam Crawford, Managing Director of Crawford Scientific Holdings Ltd.

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