Oxford Instruments acquires Andor, expands into nano-bio arena

Feb. 12, 2014
Abingdon, England--Andor will continue to focus on growing their existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments' strategic expansion into the nano-bio arena.

Abingdon, England--Provider of high-technology tools for industry and research, Oxford Instruments recently acquired Andor (Belfast, Ireland), a supplier of high-performance cameras, microscope systems, and software for the physical science and life science industries. Andor will continue to focus on growing its existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments' strategic expansion into the nano-bio arena.

Jonathan Flint, chief executive of Oxford Instruments, says, "We want to be part of a future which sees the use of nanotechnology tools in the biological arena, for both analysis and eventually fabrication of bio materials. Andor brings extensive knowledge of this market, a range of innovative products and a strong brand that will accelerate our expansion into this new market for Oxford Instruments."

For Andor, which becomes an Oxford Instruments company, joining the group means increased investment in R&D, expansion of its product range, and the opportunity to broaden its reach into new markets and applications.

SOURCE: Oxford Instruments; http://www.oxford-instruments.com/news/2014/february/andor-technology-joins-oxford-instruments-to-drive

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