PerkinElmer Adds Raman Spectroscopy Tools to Fold with Avalon Instruments Buy
Sep 05, 2006
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PerkinElmer said today that it has acquired Irish instrumentation vendor Avalon Instruments for an undisclosed amount.
Avalon, based in Balfast, manufactures benchtop dispersive Raman spectrometers. PerkinElmer said the instruments expand and complement its molecular spectroscopy product portfolio.
Raman spectroscopy identifies and characterizes the composition of organic and inorganic materials in a wide range of applications, and is a complementary technique to near-infrared spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy.
The technology is applicable to end markets such as pharmaceuticals, forensics, and academic research, PerkinElmer said.