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Dionex Acquires Swift Monolithic LC Media Technology

Published: Thursday, September 01, 2005
Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2005
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This deal expands and strengthens Dionex' polymer bead-based separation media technology platform for ion chromatography and HPLC.

Dionex Corporation has announced the acquisition of the SWIFT™ monolithic liquid chromatography media products, intellectual property, technology and other related assets from Teledyne Isco, Inc. (a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated) in an all-cash transaction.

According to Dionex, this deal expands and strengthens Dionex' polymer bead-based separation media technology platform for ion chromatography and HPLC, and designed to enable the Company to enter liquid chromatography applications in nano-, capillary-, analytical- and preparative flow formats.

"Monolithic separation media have received increasing interest from customers in our key markets, as this novel technology allows for higher resolution and faster separation at much lower backpressures," said Lukas Braunschweiler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex Corporation.

"The acquisition of the SWIFT™ monolithic media technology enables our Company to address new applications in small- and bio-molecule ion chromatography and HPLC separations, to answer the needs of our customers to have faster separations, and to continue to lead the trend towards smaller formats, system integration and miniaturization."

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