Anton Paar purchases future-oriented Raman technology
Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from BaySpec Inc. (San Jose, USA) and also licensed a technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps Inc. (Massachusetts, USA).
The product line, consisting of two Raman spectrometers and one Raman microscope, will be implemented and further developed in a new product department at Anton Paar OptoTec GmbH in Seelze (Germany).
In addition, Anton Paar licensed technology for handheld Raman technology from SciAps Inc. (USA).
Nils Bertram, General Manager Anton Paar OptoTec GmbH: "From both a business and a technological point of view, this purchase of products and technology represents a future-oriented step for Anton Paar in Seelze, Germany. We have now entered the field of molecular spectroscopy."
The two Raman spectrometers and the Raman microscope round off the company's portfolio for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The measuring instruments are available with immediate effect.
By determining the vibrational and rotational modes of molecules, Raman spectroscopy allows investigations into the structure, bonds, and, for example, the chemical characterization of gases, liquids, and solids. Raman spectrometers are used to identify pharmaceutical agents or chemicals, and to rapidly detect toxic substances.
The involved parties have agreed not to disclose the investment sums.
Picture (copyright Anton Paar GmbH): The signing of the contract in Graz: CEO of BaySpec Inc. William Yang (left) and Nils Bertram, General Manager of Anton Paar OptoTec GmbH.
About Anton Paar OptoTec GmbH
Anton Paar OptoTec GmbH is located in Seelze-Letter (Germany) and has been a subsidiary of Anton Paar GmbH since 2007. It employs around 70 people. Polarimeters, refractometers, and sugar analysis systems are produced in Seelze and sold all around the world, for example to companies in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, chemical industry, sugar industry, to food and beverage producers, universities, research institutes, and government laboratories.
About the Anton Paar Group
The Anton Paar Group, which has its headquarters in Graz (Austria), develops and produces high-precision laboratory instruments, highly accurate process instrumentation, and delivers custom-tailored automation and robotics solutions. The company is active in 110 countries, has six producing subsidiaries, and 30 sales and service subsidiaries. Anton Paar GmbH in Graz has 1000 employees. A total of 2500 people work for the Anton Paar Group worldwide. The annual turnover in 2015 was 264 million euros. The export rate is 93 percent.