Thought for the month

“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Oxford Instruments purchases Omicron and Omniprobe

Oxford Instruments plc, announced the acquisition of Omicron NanoTechnology GmbH and Omniprobe, Inc. for a total of some £40m. These businesses are seen to strengthen the Group’s Nanotechnology Tools sector, by the addition of complementary products and technologies. The company believes that the acquired businesses share a similar customer base and routes to market with the existing companies and together with their existing capabilities, bring opportunities for the development of integrated new products.

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