Volume 90 Issue 12 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 19, 2012

Cautious Outlook For Instruments

Pittcon: Scientific toolmakers are wary about the year ahead
Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: scientific instruments, handheld instruments, chromatography

Executives at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon), held in Orlando last week, said they are taking a cautious approach to 2012 after improvements in sales and profits in 2011.

Thermo Fisher Scientific CEO Marc N. Casper pointed to “world economic uncertainty” that could restrain U.S. and European government budgets and affect 2012 sales to academic customers. To help customers deal with tighter budgets, Thermo introduced the . . .

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