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Thermo Fisher Acquires SwissAnalytic to Expand Mass Spec, HPLC Presence in Europe

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Fisher Scientific said today that it has acquired SwissAnalytic Group, the Basel, Switzerland-based owner of Spectronex and Flux Instruments, for an undisclosed amount. 
Spectronex supplies mass spectrometry, chromatography and surface science instrumentation to clients in Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Flux Instruments makes high-performance liquid chromatography pumps and software. 
The two companies had combined revenues of around $22 million in 2006.
Thermo CEO and president Marijn Dekkers said in a statement that Flux is "a strong complement to our expanding chromatography and life sciences mass spectrometry product lines" and that Spectronex will enable Thermo Fisher “to strengthen our footprint in Europe with direct sales channels and support."
The acquisition adds to Thermo Fisher’s purchase in December of sample prep and LC firm Cohesive Technologies.

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