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Advanced Instruments Acquires D&F Control Systems Inc.


10/3/2008 9:45:50 AM

NORWOOD, Mass., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Instruments, Inc., of Norwood, Massachusetts, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of D & F Control Systems, Inc., of Dublin, CA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

D & F Control Systems manufactures and markets milk preservative products and somatic cell dyes for laboratories around the world. Their patented preservatives ensure component analysis accuracy through a neutralized absorbency formula, purity of ingredients and long-term stability. The tablet dye product provides laboratory technicians with a safer, economical and easier method for making stock dye solutions.

Advanced Instruments is a major supplier to the dairy industry, providing instrumentation for cryoscopy, pasteurization confirmation, component analysis and somatic cell counting. The company provides products that are internationally recognized as benchmarks for performance.

"D & F Controls is an ideal addition to our family of companies," said John Coughlin, President and CEO, Advanced Instruments. "It is the world leader in supporting the accurate analysis of fluid milk. This acquisition expands our product range and demonstrates our commitment to the growing world wide dairy market," he said.

D & F Control Systems strives to provide safe, effective, convenient products that are easily handled by dairy laboratory technicians. Their products have also found uses in other applications including medical, on-farm, food industry, water and test kit reagents.

About Advanced Instruments, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc. is the world's largest supplier of freezing-point cryoscopes and osmometers used in dairy, clinical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the food and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, the privately held company also produces Fiske(R) Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., and Delta Instruments as wholly-owned subsidiaries. A worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors supports Advanced Instruments' products. Reach Advanced Instruments online at www.aicompanies.com or contact us at 800-225-4034 or +1-781-320-9000.

CONTACT: Advanced Instruments, Inc., +1-800-225-4034 or +1-781-320-9000,
fax: +1-781-320-8181

Web site: http://www.aicompanies.com/


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