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THERMEDICS AGREES TO ACQUIRE CENTRO KONTROLLSYSTEME GMBH

 WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 7, /PRNewswire/ -- Thermedics Inc. (AMEX: TMD) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Centro Kontrollsysteme GmbH, a German manufacturer of systems for handling and sorting various containers on high-speed manufacturing lines. The acquisition is subject to certain customary closing conditions. Centro, which is based in Seigen, Germany, reported revenues of approximately $1,550,000 for 1992.
 "Centro brings an attractive product line and superior design capabilities to our company, which will help us address the worldwide market for product quality assurance systems," said John W. Wood Jr., president of Thermedics. "Centro's equipment incorporates advanced technology to reject products from high-speed manufacturing lines. These new products will complement Alexus(TM), the successful product quality assurance system for the beverage industry that our Thermedics Detection Inc. subsidiary introduced last year."
 Thermedics develops, manufactures, and markets explosives- and drug-detection devices, product quality assurance systems, electronic test instruments, implantable heart-assist devices and other biomedical products. Thermedics is a public subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO).
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 /CONTACT: John Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron, 617-622-1111/
 (TMD TMO)


CO: Thermedics Inc.; German Kontrollsysteme GmbH; Thermo Electron ST: Massachusetts IN: SU: TNM

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