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Hamilton Company Acquires Fogale's Biomass Measurement Business


12/9/2013 2:33:03 PM

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Bonaduz, 9 December 2013 – Hamilton concludes agreement to acquire the biotech sensors business of the French company Fogale Nanotech.

Hamilton, a global manufacturer of process sensor technologies, has signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of the Biotech sensors business of Fogale Nanotech, a worldwide leader for biomass monitoring. This deal is set to be closed in December 2013. With this acquisition Hamilton becomes the only sensor manufacturer offering all valuable parameters for the online monitoring of bioprocesses, i.e. pH, dissolved oxygen and biomass.

Bioprocesses play a growing role in many industries including the biotechnological andpharmaceutical industries. However, bioprocesses which involve living cells often display high batch to batch variability. Accurate online information on the critical process parameters, including viable biomass, is necessary for effective bioprocess optimization and control. It also addresses the growing regulatory requirements of these industries. Fogale’s Biomass sensor uses the dielectric properties of living cells, which has the advantage of measuring only viable cell density. Unlike optical techniques, the system is not sensitive to gas bubbles, microcarriers, cell debris and other particles in suspension. “Fogale’s biomass sensors are the ideal addition to our product offering for our biopharmaceutical customers”, commented Dr. Jörg Pochert, VP Laboratory and Sensors of Hamilton. “In combination with our pH and dissolved oxygen sensor, they provide critical information on the progress of the cell culture process enabling our customers to better understand, optimize and control their processes. With this acquisition we strengthen our strategic offering for the biopharmaceutical market.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Patrick Leteurtre, CEO of Fogale Nanotech stated “We are looking forward to the cooperation with Hamilton who will not only make our biomass products available to a broader group of customers, but will also eventually continue to further develop our technology”.

Both companies agreed not to disclose any commercial details of the acquisition.

About Hamilton

Hamilton Company is a leading global provider of precision instruments and solutions for use in laboratory, industrial and medical applications. Founded on the technology of analytical syringes in 1953, the company evolved with advances in scientific techniques to provide a broad offering of liquid handling devices, analytical sensors, life science instruments and medical ventilators. With a long track record of innovations, Hamilton is a leader in providing quality and application focused solutions for its customers. For more information, visit www.hamiltoncompany.com.

About Fogale nanotech

At FOGALE we deliver visionary technologies that foster progress for people. Created in 1983 around a group of high profile engineers, we are passionate about inventing innovative technologies in order to facilitate tomorrow's life. Through collaboration with major players across industries, FOGALE has quickly expanded into a diversified industrial group and is now known as the worldwide reference in the field of high accuracy dimensional metrology. Based on strong multidisciplinary scientific expertise in capacitive, optical, inductive and ultrasonic metrology, we provide standard and customized solutions adapted to your specific industrial needs and constraints. Our cutting-edge products and engineering know-how are acknowledged in the most demanding industries, such as automotive, defense, aeronautics, telecommunications, nuclear, in Europe, USA and Asia. For more information, visit:

http://www.fogale.fr

http://www.fogale-sensation-technology.com/

http://www.fogale-semicon.com/

http://www.hamiltoncompany.com/News/pressrelease.php?id=49&r=

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