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Armen Instrument has been acquired by Gilson Foreign Holdings, Inc.

Gilson Foreign Holdings, Inc. (Gilson), an industry leader in manufacturing manual and automated liquid sample management products, has acquired Armen Instrument (Armen), a company specialized in preparative and industrial chromatography, for an undisclosed consideration.

Armen was founded in March 1994 in Vannes (France) to develop, manufacture and market innovative instruments in the field of fractionation and purification. Since June 2003, Armen focused its researches to centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC/CCC), a new innovative silica free chromatographic technology. Additionally, Armen set up an application laboratory for customer services, consulting and training on purification.

Gilson is a medical electronic equipment manufacturing company. Gilson provides high quality, dependable solutions for today's demanding liquid chromatography, solid phase extraction, gel permeation chromatography clean-up requirements, and manual liquid handling, including the world-renowned PIPETMAN® brand.

"The addition of the Armen Instruments product line allows Gilson to strengthen its purification solutions for every sample type, from manual to automated systems, addressing lab, pilot, and process scale solutions," said Atika El Sayed, Chief Executive Officer of Gilson. She added: "Armen brings to Gilson its CCC technology, which is capable of quick and cost effective purification of natural, raw products in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical markets. This complements the Gilson product portfolio, enabling us to provide customers with a more complete range of extraction, purification, isolation and clean-up systems to help increase their efficiency, reproducibility and accuracy."

Oaklins' team in France advised the seller in this transaction.

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