And two spectroscopy enterprises become one: Ocean Optics acquires Sandhouse Design

May 20, 2010
Ocean Optics Inc., which develops modular spectroscopy and optical sensing equipment, has acquired the assets of Sandhouse Design, LLC, also of Dunedin.

Dunedin, FL--Ocean Optics Inc., which develops modular spectroscopy and optical sensing equipment, has acquired the assets of Sandhouse Design, LLC (also in Dunedin), a designer and manufacturer of modular mid-IR spectrometers, LEDs, light sources, and other photonics products.

Over the past four years, Sandhouse Design has developed a novel line of high-powered LED light sources designed for research and spectroscopic applications. Sandhouse also makes small scanning IR spectrometers that operate in wavelength ranges from 900 to 8000 nm. Sandhouse products have been widely accepted in biotechnology, process control, and industrial applications, according to Ocean Optics.

Ocean Optics will manufacture the new product line out of its manufacturing facility in Winter Park, Florida, and will support existing Sandhouse customers immediately.

"The Sandhouse product line complements and expands what we offer today," said Rob Randelman, Ocean Optics president. (With the addition of the Sandhouse line, the size of the Ocean Optics product line will be almost 1,700 spectrometers, sensors, light sources, and accessories.)

"We're happy that the novel technologies we've created have found a terrific home at Ocean Optics," said Brian Rogers, president of Sandhouse.

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John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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