Applied Imaging and Vysis entered a strategic alliance by which Applied Imaging purchased Vysis's cytogenetic imaging instrumentation business, and Vysis also took a 4% equity stake in Applied Imaging...Spectro created a new subsidiary, Spectro Analytical Instruments (Asia-Pacific) Ltd., and opened its Asia-Pacific Support Center...International Remote Imaging Systems Inc. is acquiring 77% of all outstanding shares of Poly U/A common stock through an exchange of stocks and warrants, in response to a tender offer it had made. Poly U/A conducts research in urine analysis...Smiths Industries confirmed it will acquire Environmental Technologies Group, manufacturer of sensors and integrated systems for detecting biological and chemical substances, for $14 million cash, including net debt and assumed liabilities of $5.6 million, according to AFX News...Oxford Gene Technology filed law suits in the US and UK alleging that Affymetrix has infringed on two of its patents involving analysis of polynucleotide sequences. Affymetrix claims to have access to OGT's patents through a consortium clause in OGT's 1996 License agreement with Beckman Coulter...In efforts to develop its protein mass spectrometry technology, Amersham Pharmacia Biotech signed two agreements. With Scientific Analysis Instruments, it will develop new MALDI TOF instruments to integrate into future 2D electrophoresis MS systems. With Proteometrics, it will develop PROWL software to integrate into its MS systems...Affymetrix entered into a broad GeneChip technology access agreement with six institutes of the US National Institutes of Health, giving them access to its GeneChip arrays, instrumentation, and software for monitoring gene expression...Horiba Instruments agreed to distribute ThermoQuest's Microstructure product line in North and South America...Regarding Cohesive Technologies' infringement lawsuit against Waters, the court recently denied motions by Waters for summary judgement and stay of discovery...eBioinformatics announced that it is now offering bioinformatics resources over the internet...Roper Industries completed its previously announced acquisition of Varlen Corporation's Varlen Instruments division, manufacturer of petroleum analysis instrumentation...
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|Publication:||Instrument Business Outlook|
|Date:||Jul 31, 1999|