Thermo Electron Buys Niton
X-Ray Company For $40.5M In Cash

Thermo Electron has purchased Niton, a Billerica, Mass.-based company that provides portable X-ray analyzers for $40.5 million in cash, subject to a post-closing adjustment, the company said last week.

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