Elemental Scientific Acquires Electro Scientific Industries’ Laser Ablation Division

Dec 11, 2017
By Spectroscopy Editors

Elemental Scientific, Inc. (ESI), of Omaha, Nebraska, has acquired Electro Scientific Industries’ laser ablation division. The purchase of the division’s New Wave Research (NWR) line of laser ablation systems increases ESI’s portfolio of sample introduction systems for inductively-coupled plasma–atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) systems in trace and metal analysis.

The newly formed entity Elemental Scientific Lasers, LLC, based in Bozeman, Montana, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elemental Scientific, Inc.

The laser ablation line acquired by ESI includes the NWR193, NWR213, NWR266, NWRfemto, and NWRimage laser ablation systems along with a series of compatible automation options. 

Sales and marketing manager of the Laser Ablation Division, Ciaran O’Connor, said in a statement, “We’re excited to have the NWR leading laser technology join ESI’s highly respected and successful sample introduction and automation offering for ICP and ICP-MS.”

In another statement, Dan Wiederin, the founder and president of ESI, said, “This acquisition enables us to offer a complete portfolio of sample introduction (liquid and solid) solutions, expand development of ablation techniques, and synergize research and development strengths. We’re delighted to have this technology and the operations-dedicated teams join our company.” 

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