21-Jan-2008 - Malvern Panalytical Ltd.

Malvern Instruments acquires Viscotek Corporation

Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has acquired Viscotek Corporation, provider of chromatography solutions for the characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and proteins. According to the company, the acquisition of Viscotek brings new and complementary technologies and expertise into the company, adding Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Flow Injection Polymer Analysis (FIPA) and Dilute Solution Viscosity (DSV), and extending the range of characterization solutions offered.

Paul Walker, Managing Director of Malvern Instruments said: "Viscotek has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, and there is a close and complementary fit between the Viscotek product range and Malvern's, for both protein and polymer applications. This acquisition will increase the characterization capabilities of Malvern's existing nanometrology product lines."

Viscotek Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, was founded in 1984 by Dr. Max Haney, inventor of the four-capillary differential viscometer detector. Viscotek's present management team will continue to lead the business, which will operate as Viscotek Corporation, a Malvern Company.

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