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|Belfast 12 February 2014. Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high-technology tools for industry and research has recently acquired Andor. Andor is a market leading supplier of high performance cameras, microscope systems and software for the physical science and life science industries. Andor will continue to focus on growing their existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments strategic expansion into the Nano-Bio arena.
Jonathan Flint, Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments explains, “We want to be part of a future which sees the use of nanotechnology tools in the biological arena, for both analysis and eventually fabrication of bio materials. Andor brings extensive knowledge of this market, a range of innovative products and a strong brand that will accelerate our expansion into this new market for Oxford Instruments. ”
For Andor, which becomes an Oxford Instruments company, joining the group means increased investment in R&D, expansion of its product range and the opportunity to broaden its reach into new markets and applications.
Managing Director, Conor Walsh, says, “We look forward to the challenges and opportunities that are ahead of us. Andor has a deserved reputation for innovation and excellence which will continue to be at the core of our growth and success as part of Oxford Instruments. “