Flash chromatography acquisition

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-02-26-2010, Volume 0, Issue 0

Interchim has announced the acquisition of the flash chromatography branch of Armen Instrument, a French manufacturer of scientific instruments.

Interchim has announced the acquisition of the flash chromatography branch of Armen Instrument, a French manufacturer of scientific instruments.

“The acquisition will enable Interchim to provide a tailored and effective response to the productivity concerns of industry and research units as regards purifying potential new medicines, and synthetic molecules and biomolecules,” said Lionel Boch, Président du Directoire d'Interchim, in a statement. “Furthermore, this acquisition will guarantee even greater reliability and ensure the future of the puriFlash and Spot Flash products.”

According to the company this acquisition is a boost to the concept of Ultra Performance Flash Purification initiated by Interchim in France and internationally over recent years. The company reports that the acquisition will enable it to offer an appropriate and efficient solution to the productivity requirements in industry and research centres for the purification of new drug candidates and synthesized molecules or biomolecules.

Armen Instrument specializes in liquid chromatography from the laboratory scale to industrial production. In a statement discussing the acquisition, Armen founder Francois Couillard said that “this sale will enable Armen Instrument to focus on its core businesses of developing and marketing preparative high-performance chromatography machines with modular and integrated systems, as well as Centrifuge Partition Chromatography and CPC/CCC solutions.

For more on both companies visit them on-line at www.interchim.com and www.armen-instrument.com