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Buchi acquires laboratory instrument lines from Grace

Flawil, Switzerland – Büchi Labortechnik AG, a manufacturer of laboratory instruments for R&D, quality control and production, says it has acquired the high performance Reveleris Flash Chromatography Systems, Graceresolv, and Alltech ELSD 3300 product lines from W. R. Grace & Co. The lines will become part of Büchi’s broad chromatography portfolio. Büchi also says it will provide complete service, support, and preventative maintenance services. Grace will continue to supply the purification media used in the Reveleris product line. In addition, Grace will continue to supply Davisil and Vydac purification media. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“This opportunity is perfectly aligned with our strategy to invest in preparative chromatography and complete our portfolio of solutions for drug discovery and development,” said Thomas Liner, chief executive officer of Büchi Group. “This makes life simpler for our customers and greatly expands our offerings in this important and growing segment.”

“We are delighted that Büchi will continue to develop these product lines and support our many customers,” said Robert Gatte, Grace’s vice president and chief technologist. “The business is a natural fit for Büchi and it’s clear we share a commitment to quality and customer service that will be greatly appreciated by the technicians and business leaders who have come to rely on these technologies.”