Spectris (Surrey, UK) — the parent company of PANalytical — has acquired the business and assets of the Canadian company La Corporation Scientifique Claisse Inc., a provider of sample preparation products for atomic spectroscopy (including X-ray) analysis.
Claisse designs, manufactures, and sells consumables and instruments used to prepare samples for spectroscopic analysis in mining, pharmaceutical, academic research, and industrial applications. As a result of the acquisition, Claisse will become part of the materials analysis segment of Spectris and will be integrated into PANalytical (Almelo, Netherlands).
PANalytical employs more than 1000 people worldwide. Application laboratories are located in Japan, China, the US, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo, the Netherlands, and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands – Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes) — as well as in Nottingham, UK (development of XRF applications and standards) and in Boulder, Colorado (development and production of near-infrared instruments).