IDEX acquires CCD and sCMOS manufacturer Finger Lakes Instrumentation

July 28, 2018
Specializing in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, IDEX acquired Finger Lakes Instrumentation.

Specializing in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, IDEX Health & Science (IH&S; Rohnert Park, CA) has acquired Finger Lakes Instrumentation (FLI; Lima, NY). Finger Lakes Instrumentation designs, develops, and produces low-noise cooled CCD and high-speed, high-sensitivity cooled scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras for the astronomy and life science markets. Eighteen-year-old FLI has three facilities located in New York State with 31 employees and will continue to operate under current management as a business unit of IDEX Health & Science.

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Commenting on the acquisition, IDEX Corporation group president, Gus Salem, said, "The Finger Lakes Instrumentation acquisition fills an important strategic gap and is a fantastic complement to our life science optofluidic portfolio." Salem continued, "Over the last several years, IH&S has brought together strong technology companies in fluidics, microfluidics, as well as optical illumination and detection to better serve the fast-growing needs of life science instrument developers. We are very happy to welcome the Finger Lakes Instrumentation team to IDEX."

Gregory Terrance, FLI general manager, added, "Everyone at FLI is excited to become part of the IDEX team. We look forward to growing the business and capitalizing on the synergies of FLI and the group of companies under the IDEX umbrella."

FLI is the third acquisition by IDEX Health & Science, LLC since July 2015 including Cidra Precision Services (Wallingford, CT) and thinXXS Microsystems (Zweibruken, Germany).

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SOURCE: IDEX Health & Science; https://www.idex-hs.com/insights/press-room/idex-health-science-announces-acquisition-of-finger-lakes-instrumentation/

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