In November 2018, Endress+Hauser opened a €3 million ($3 million), 29.063 ft2 (2,700 m2) calibration and training center in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, calling it the only vendor-managed gravimetric calibration facility in the region. The company currently has 50 employees in Saudi Arabia.
AMETEK Land named Focal-Point Technology as a UK distributor for its combustion and emissions monitors, and as a global partner for its FGA 900 compact flue gas analyzers.
In January, photonic solutions firm Excelitas Technologies acquired Axsun Technologies, a developer of MEMs-based light engines for medical imaging and industrial spectroscopy applications, from Anzu Partners.
In November 2018, LABWit released the ZWYF-290A smart OD online measuring shaking bioreactor for cell growth, and the ZWYB-292 pH automatic pulse feeding shaking bioreactor. The ZWYF-290A features noninvasive optical density measurements of micro-organism cells in the shaking flasks.
Barben Analytical, a unit of AMETEK Thermal Process Management, introduced in January the OXYvisor, its second generation process oxygen analyzer, which optically measures oxygen in either the gas or liquid phase and features trace level ppm oxygen gas-phase measurements.