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.

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