Mass spectrometry company acquired

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-05-15-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

PerkinElmer has acquired mass spectrometry equipment supplier Analytica of Branford. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is an integral part of PerkinElmer's strategic commitment to continue to grow its human and environmental health portfolio.

PerkinElmer has acquired mass spectrometry equipment supplier Analytica of Branford. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is an integral part of PerkinElmer's strategic commitment to continue to grow its human and environmental health portfolio.

"Mass spectrometry has proven to be an essential tool in many fields and will continue to be of critical importance," said Richard Begley, president of analytical sciences at PerkinElmer. "The acquisition of Analytica will allow us to offer our customers access to critical technologies such as time-of-flight and quadrupole mass spectrometers and new ion sources that provide more complete information as well as better throughput."

Analytica's advanced technology complements PerkinElmer's human and environmental health portfolio. For human health applications, mass spectrometry provides an extremely detailed profile of medically relevant materials in drug discovery and molecular diagnostics. The technology is also the cornerstone of environmental detection and analysis and industrial monitoring.

PerkinElmer will integrate Analytica's current manufacturing operations into its Shelton facility in Connecticut, USA, while using Analytica's existing Branford facility for R&D projects. Craig Whitehouse, founder and former president of Analytica, will become an employee of PerkinElmer and oversee PerkinElmer's MS R&D operations.

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