PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, yesterday announced that it has agreed to purchase the remaining interest of its joint venture in Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) and related assets from Danaher Corporation. Danaher acquired this joint venture stake and these assets as part of its acquisition of MDS Inc.'s Analytical Technologies business.
The purchase of the remaining 50% of the joint venture and related
assets will provide PerkinElmer with full ownership of the joint
and its ICP-MS product line. Complete PerkinElmer ownership of the
ICP-MS product line and related assets will help to ensure the
success of this technology with a dedicated and fully integrated
approach throughout the entire value chain, including R&D,
manufacturing, sales and service.
John Roush, president, Environmental Health, PerkinElmer, said, "The
global population is increasingly vulnerable to safety threats
toxic elements such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic
quality of our water and food supplies. Our continued commitment
innovation in ICP-MS will provide our customers with solutions
support the analysis of component elements, trace elements or
contaminants in samples of interest, leading to improved products
applications for their end markets -- and ultimately to better
for human and environmental health."
He added, "The consolidation of the joint venture will reinforce our
market leadership position while further demonstrating our
the ICP-MS product line and the sustained development of this
technology. Customers will benefit from our ability to get
market faster, as well as to better align our offering with market
ICP-MS is a detection technology that allows high-sensitivity
simultaneous detection of individual chemical elements in a
diverse applications within the environmental, nutraceutical,
biomonitoring, semiconductor and geochemical research markets.
PerkinElmer has been at the forefront of atomic spectroscopy analytical
technology for over 40 years with a comprehensive product line
flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers,
inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometers
ICP-MS systems. The purchase of the remaining interest of the
joint venture and related assets further solidifies PerkinElmer's
dedication to serving the needs of atomic spectroscopy
across the globe.
Source: Perkin Elmer Inc.
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