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New way to filter light

System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction


Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction. While it has long been possible to selectively filter light according to its color or polarization, selectivity based on the direction of propagation has remained ...


ZEISS is shaping the future of microscopy by acquiring Xradia


ZEISS announced that the acquisition of U.S.-based Xradia, Inc. has been completed. Xradia, Inc. is now operating under the new name of Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc. This acquisition strengthens the position of the ZEISS Microscopy business group with solutions for research and routine ...


Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Life Technologies Corporation


Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life Technologies Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Life Technologies for $76.00 in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net debt at close ($2.2 billion as of ...


Malvern Instruments opens new applications laboratory in São Paulo


Malvern Instruments opened a new applications and demonstration laboratory in Brazil located at the São Paulo facility of Malvern’s parent company Spectris. The new laboratory will be equipped with instruments of particle characterization, protein measurement and rheology systems. The ...


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Wayne Brinster Joins Wheaton as President


Wheaton announced the appointment of Wayne Brinster to the role of president, succeeding Stephen R, Drozdow, who remains as chief executive officer. Mr. Brinster brings to the position a familiar, science-driven focus while sharing Mr. Drozdow’s long-time commitment to WHEATON customers, ...


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Newly demonstrated capabilities of low-powered nanotweezers may benefit cellular-level studies

Low-power optical nanotweezers


Using ultra-low input power densities, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated for the first time how low-power "optical nanotweezers" can be used to trap, manipulate, and probe nanoparticles, including fragile biological samples. "We already know that ...


VWR International LLC Acquires Sovereign Group

VWR expands its global footprint in Latin America


VWR International LLC announced the acquisition of Sovereign Group, a distributor of lab products with distribution centers and sales organizations in Brazil and Argentina.The acquisition of Sovereign significantly increases VWR's breadth of operations, expanding its geographic footprint into ...


VWR strengthens position in mining lab supplies through strategic KLEN acquisition


VWR International, LLC announced the acquisition of KLEN International's mining supply business. Based in Perth, Australia and dating back to 1974, KLEN is a diversified chemical manufacturer and distributor with businesses that provide a wide range of products to industrial customers. VWR is ...


VWR Announces Leadership Changes, As CEO John Ballbach Departs

European Leader, Manuel Brocke-Benz, Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer


VWR International, LLC announced that John Ballbach, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and its Board agreed on his departure from VWR. Mr. Ballbach's responsibilities will be retained by several of VWR's most senior leaders, effective immediately. Manuel Brocke-Benz, Senior ...


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Bibby Scientific US appoints new President


Bibby Scientific US has appointed Peter Lucas as President for the western hemisphere. Peter joins the company from Sartorius, where he was North American Director of Marketing – Laboratory Solutions, and previously worked for Merck KGaA Millipore. He holds an MBA from DeSales University and ...


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