Life Technologies takes over Advanced Microscopy Group

This acquisition that saw the two cell imaging giants becoming one, is expected to widen the product spectrum for cell analysis and benefit the clients through combined portfolios

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Life Technologies expanding its horizons!

Life Technologies Corporation, a global biotechnology company, recently announced the acquisition of Advanced Microscopy Group or AMG, a privately held developer of imaging systems for research microscopy incorporated as Westover Scientific.

"This acquisition brings together two leaders in the cell imaging field," said Mr Peter Dansky, president of Molecular and Cell Biology at Life Technologies. "We're now better able to serve our customers with a complete portfolio of integrated solutions for cell analysis optimized for performance and ease of use."

AMG has a portfolio of imaging instruments that spans basic to advanced microscopy. The EVOS range of instruments improves ease of use by eliminating conventional eyepieces and replacing them with LCD screens.

AMG also developed Life Technologies' FLoid Cell Imaging Station, a platform that offers revolutionary ease of use for fluorescent microscopy. FLoid was developed to be ideally suited for laboratories that do not require the advanced features found in more expensive instruments. The EVOS product line complements the FLoid system by maintaining simplicity in the user experience, while providing advanced capabilities and automation that are necessary for some applications. The FLoid Cell Imaging Station is for research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Mr Steve Lytle, founder and president of AMG said that "It is the customers who will ultimately benefit most from the breadth of the combined portfolios."

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