Beckman Coulter, Inc. and Danaher announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Danaher will acquire all of Beckman Coulter's outstanding common stock for $83.50 per share in cash (without interest), representing an approximate 45% premium over the closing price of Beckman Coulter's common stock on December 9, 2010 before rumors of an acquisition entered the marketplace. The transaction is valued at approximately $6.8 billion, including debt assumed and net of cash acquired.
The report from Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, called “Best Practices in Merit Review”, is calling for reform of all of processes supporting the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy research and development effort to reflect a sense of urgency.
Argonne National Laboratory has licensed its cathode technology to Envia Systems, based in Newark, Calif. The deal marks the fifth licensing agreement for the Argonne-developed cathode technology.
More immigrants live in the U.S. today than at any time since 1910. There are more immigrants living in the U.S. than there are Canadians. In reflecting on the wave of anti immigration sentiment that has swept the country in
J. Dan Bates, President, Southwest Research Institute answers questions related to R&D Magazine's 2010 Independent R&D Organizations Report.
One truly benign way of cutting costs is reducing the tax burden. In industries from chemicals to software, from agriculture to fashion, and at every level, taking full advantage of a tax credit provided by the federal and many state governments to encourage innovation and competitiveness—the R&D tax credit—enables companies to achieve remarkable tax savings.
Patent valuation is one of the trickiest tasks a company can face, according to patent law expert David Wanetick with The Business Development Academy, who has written a primer on how valuation—and vulnerability—can affected by many factors.
Sustained R&D investment is key to economic growth. Those are strong words that are easy to follow in good economic times, but more difficult to follow in bad economic times. The global recession that officially began in the U.S. in late-2007, and is expected to ‘officially’ end (for the U.S.) in late-2009, has been described as the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.
Battelle recognized the potential for linking its U.S. operations to global research and development years ago and decided in 2005 to open operations in Asia to develop capabilities and laboratories to serve the region’s global markets.
The Combustion Research Center (CRC) is a business unit of Kidde-Fenwal, Inc. The CRC provides testing services related to the combustion and ignition properties of dusts, liquids and gases through application of ASTM standard test methods. The CRC laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025.
Indesign provides electronic product design services. This includes full turn-key product development starting with concept development, continuing through detailed product design and prototyping, and finishing with production support. Indesign develops products for clients in a wide range of markets: medical, military, consumer, industrial, communications, and computer peripherals.
The 9th Annual R&D Magazine Government CEO Roundtable took place on Oct 18 at Chicago's Navy Pier. Participating in this year's discussion were representatives from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Ill., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Calif., Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), N.M., NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC), Cleveland, Ohio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, Md., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tenn.
Corporate research and development has become a global operation, with most large, and even small, companies maintaining and building R&D operations in far-flung offices. U.S.-based IBM, for example, is now said to have more scientists and engineers in India than it has in the U.S. Similarly, a number of large European and Asian pharmaceutical companies have more research resources in the U.S. than they do in their home countries to support the world's largest healthcare market and researcher base.
Outsourcing of various aspects of an organization's business functions has been happening for decades. In recent years, much of this work has been in the information technology (IT) area, although product development work and actual R&D for manufacturers has been working its way up the "food chain" as well, as suppliers and focused companies provide lower cost, faster response solutions to the sponsoring organizations' product needs.
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