Peaks of Interest

November 1, 2005

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-11-01-2005, Volume 23, Issue 11
Pages: 1162

PerkinElmer sells aerospace business to focus on health sciences

PerkinElmer, Inc. (Shelton, Connecticut) recently announced that it plans to divest the fluid sciences business segment to increase the company's strategic focus on its health sciences and photonic markets. The company has signed an agreement to sell its aerospace business to Eaton Corporation for $333 million.

The company also reported that it is in discussions to sell its semiconductor and fluid testing businesses. All planned divestitures are expected to be completed by 2006 with aggregate proceeds of $400 million from the sale of the Fluid Sciences business segment.

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Shimadzu's LC–MS-IT-TOF mass spectrometer wins R&D 100 Award

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. (Columbia, Maryland) recently announced that its hybrid Ion Trap-Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer has received the R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine.

Shimadzu's LCMS-IT-TOF is designed for a wide range of uses including biomarker studies, metabolomics, proteomics, metabolite identification, environmental analyses, forensics use, and homeland security functions.

Applied Biosystems sells to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Applied Biosystems Group (Foster City, California) and MDS Sciex (Concord, Ontario, Canada) recently announced the sale of 21 API 4000 LC–MS-MS systems to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several state health laboratories. These systems will be part of the Laboratory Response Network, providing a validated platform for identifying harmful chemical agents nationwide.

Utilizing the LC–MS-MS system with validated assays, laboratory personnel can screen for and identify chemicals in human blood or urine samples, including mustard agents, nerve agents, and other toxic chemicals.

Novasep Process nominated to 2005 CPhI Innovation Awards

Novasep Process recently has been selected to participate to the 2005 CPhI innovation awards selection and will present a conference entitled "Latest Advances in Preparative Supercritical Fluid Chromatographic Separation Technologies" in Madrid in November.