Instrument Maker Wyatt Charts Its Own Course | January 21, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 3 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 3 | pp. 16-17
Issue Date: January 21, 2013

Instrument Maker Wyatt Charts Its Own Course

California firm values independence as it flaunts its technical competence
Department: Business
Keywords: Wyatt, company profile, particle analysis, laser light scattering

Every year, big companies buy their smaller competitors; it’s the way of the world. In fact, some small companies actively seek larger owners. But that is not the case for 30-year-old Wyatt Technology, a quirky family-owned maker of particle analysis instruments in Santa Barbara, Calif., that vows to stay independent.

Wyatt is a maker of instruments for laser light scattering, which is a technique that harnesses lasers and photon detectors and . . .

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