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Andor Joins Oxford Instruments To Drive Growth


2/12/2014 8:34:08 AM

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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. “

For more information contact
Oxford Instruments
Lynn Shepherd
Group Director of Communications email: lynn.shepherd@oxinst.com Tel: +44 (0) 1865 393378

Andor Technology
Andrew Dennis
Director of Product Managerment email: a.dennis@andor.com Tel: +44 (0) 28 9023 7126

About Oxford Instruments plc
Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 2300 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors with a focus on nanotechnology. Its key market sectors include nano-fabrication and nano-materials. The company’s strategy is to expand the business into the life sciences arena, where nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra-high vacuum environments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; x-ray, electron, laser and optical based metrology; atomic force microscopy; optical imaging; advanced growth, deposition and etching.

About Andor Technology
Andor is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 20 years and continues to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions, enabling its customers to break new ground by performing light measurements previously considered impossible. Andor’s digital cameras, are allowing scientists around the world to measure light down to a single photon and capture events occurring within 1 billionth of a second

Andor now has over 400 staff across 16 offices worldwide, distributing products to over 10,000 customers in 55 countries. Andor’s products are used in a wide range of applications including medical research to further the understanding of heart disease, cancer and neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Andor also has applications for forensic science and astronomy. Through continuous dialogue with customers and strong teamwork, Andor continues to innovate ground-breaking products that improve the world in which we live.

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