Agilent Technologies Inc. today
announced it has completed the acquisition of TILL Photonics GmbH, a
developer, manufacturer and marketer of optical, fluorescence
microscopy products for life sciences. Financial details were not
Agilent announced the agreement to acquire TILL Photonics on
March 3, 2008, at Pittcon.
TILL Photonics’ innovative, optical microscopes are
used in fundamental research, applied science and diagnostics. The
acquisition will complement Agilent’s atomic force microscope
platform and is consistent with Agilent’s strategy of
providing customers with comprehensive workflow solutions.
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the company was founded in
1993 by Dr. Rainer Uhl, professor at the BioImaging Center of the
University of Munich. TILL Photonics employees have now joined Agilent.
More information about TILL Photonics is available at www.till-photonics.com.
TILL Photonics joins the recently formed Materials Science
Solutions Unit (MSSU) within Agilent’s Life Science and
Chemical Analysis business. MSSU’s focus is to provide
microscopy, spectroscopy and particle analysis solutions for the
materials testing, life sciences and chemical analysis markets, as well
as to advance nanotechnology.