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Agilent Closes Purchase of German Photonics Company

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said today it has closed the acquisition of TILL Photonics, a developer and maker of optical, fluorescence microscopy products, for an undisclosed sum.
 
Agilent said the acquisition of the Munich, Germany-based company, which was founded in 1993 by a professor at the BioImaging Center of the University of Munich, will complement its atomic force microscope platform.
 
Agilent plans to add TILL Photonics to its Materials Science Solutions Unit, which is part of its Life Science and Chemical Analysis business.

The Scan

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