Andor Technology plc, a leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems, announced that it acquired Saint Charles, Illinois-based Photonic Instruments Inc.
This follows on the Andor acquisition on 23 December 2009 of Bitplane AG, a Zurich based world leader in 3D and 4D image analysis software.
Photonic is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of laser and lamp based illumination and ablation systems. Its Micropoint and patented Mosaic products are market leaders in fluorescence imaging and laser ablation for confocal and wide field microscopy. The existing management and founders will remain with the business following completion.
Photonic’s MicroPoint® system is based on traditional galvo based scanning illumination and enables the user to graphically or numerically define and edit the shape and characteristics of the illumination at the target in microscopes.
MOSAIC utilises cutting edge micro mirror technologies, this patented technology is the only way to provide simultaneous and precise illumination and ablation of multiple regions of interest.
Commenting on the acquisition, Conor Walsh, Chief Executive, said: “Photonic Instruments products are broadly recognised as the ultimate ablation and FRAP illumination systems, they complement and strengthen Andor’s Microscopy Portfolio, which we are continuously investing in.”
Robert Nowak, co-founder of Photonic said: “We are delighted to be joining Andor. We believe that the combined offering of Andor’s systems products, Bitplane’s software and Photonic’s ablation and patented illumination products strengthens the position of each of the businesses and offers the customer a compelling proposition.”
Andrew DeSimone, co-founder of Photonic said: “We are also excited about developing the next stage of the technology together with the engineering team at Andor and look forward to the successful delivery of the product roadmap.”
Date: April 16, 2010
Source: Andor Technology plc