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MEMS Investor Journal -- The Largest MEMS Publication in the World: Agilent acquires two microfluidic technology companiesThe company announced this week that it has acquired BIOCIUS Life Sciences , developer of a high-throughput mass spectrometry drug-screening platform for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical markets, as well as Lab901 , an electrophoresis equipment and consumables company. Both companies' technologies utilize microfluidic components . Financial details for both acquisitions were not disclosed .
PerkinElmer , a global biomedical company, announced this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Caliper Life Sciences , a Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in microfluidic technologies for life sciences research, diagnostics and environmental markets, for a total net purchase price of approximately $600 million in cash. The total purchase price represents a premium of 42% for Caliper Life Sciences shareholders. "The acquisition of Caliper Life Sciences brings innovative molecular imaging and detection technologies to our portfolio, complementing our world-leading offerings in life science, diagnostics, environmental and food markets ," said PerkinElmer's CEO Robert F. Friel . Friel added, "The R&D, application expertise, and intellectual property of the combined organization will provide our customers with enhanced knowledge and services and a strong pipeline of innovation.
GnuBIO is an innovative company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that is developing next-generation sequencing system for both clinical and research applications. The GnuBIO technology is based on an emulsion based microfluidic technology which provides a scalable sequencing system that allows interrogation of single genes, gene panels and whole genomes. GnuBIO’s innovative platform (seamlessly) incorporates all DNA sequencing functions into one single system including target selection and enrichment, DNA amplification, and DNA sequencing and analysis. This cutting edge platform provides a single user interface, and a single step process which rapidly produces genomic results in hours versus days. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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History Dolomite has its roots in Syrris, which was founded in 2001 by Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray to address the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry. While Syrris focuses on flow chemistry and microreactors, Dolomite was set up as a subsidiary to provide microfluidic solutions to customers around the world in a very wide range of applications outside the field of research chemistry. Microfluidics Microfluidics, also known as "lab-on-a-chip", enables small scale fluid control and analysis, and is an emerging technology that is opening up new possibilities in instrument design.