Metrohm acquires IPS and its Raman spectroscopy portfolio

Jan. 17, 2018
The acquisition of IPS contributes enhances Metrohm's development in handheld Raman systems.

Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS; Monmouth Junction, NJ) was acquired by Metrohm (Herisau, Switzerland). The companies say that the acquisition of IPS contributes to the strategic growth of Metrohm and enhances its further development in its portfolio of handheld Raman systems.

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John Connolly, CEO of IPS, stresses the broader distribution channels and stronger financial backing that the partnership will bring to IPS. "I've been very impressed with the exceptional values and can-do spirit of both Metrohm's technical and business executives and I am looking forward to working with the Metrohm team." Dieter Strohm, EVP and CTO of Metrohm, emphasizes that IPS will continue to operate its business as before, reporting directly to Metrohm HQ in Switzerland.

Founded in 1943 by the engineer Bertold Suhner, Metrohm is one of the world’s leading maker of instruments for chemical analysis. Metrohm is unique in offering solutions for all varieties of ion analysis. Besides this, the Metrohm portfolio also includes a complete portfolio for NIR-/ and Raman spectroscopy, software, dosing systems and solutions for laboratory automation.

IPS says it is the largest producer of Raman spectroscopy diode-based light components in the world, supplying the majority of the OEMs in the marketplace. Founded in 2003, the company’s products range from simple components such as packaged diodes to OEM modules including electronics to complete custom-designed systems.

SOURCE: Metrohm; https://www.metrohm.com/en/company/news/news-acquisition-ips/

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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