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Prior Scientific Acquires Queensgate

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CAMBRIDGE, England, March 6, 2018 — Optical and mechanical instrumentation manufacturer Prior Scientific Ltd. has acquired nanopositioning systems developer Queensgate Instruments Ltd., a division of Elektron Technology.

“Queensgate is the premier manufacturer of extremely high-accuracy positioning devices and sensors, and they fit in well with the precision products that Prior has been supplying to a variety of markets,” said Tom Freda, CEO of Prior Scientific. “With our established sales and marketing presence, we look forward to serving the existing Queensgate customer base and expanding the business throughout the world.”

Prior Scientific is a developer of high-precision automation systems and components for a variety of scientific and industrial applications. Queensgate offers a wide range of nanotechnology products, from nanosensors to nanopositioning devices, control electronics, translators and software.


Published: March 2018
Glossary
nano
An SI prefix meaning one billionth (10-9). Nano can also be used to indicate the study of atoms, molecules and other structures and particles on the nanometer scale. Nano-optics (also referred to as nanophotonics), for example, is the study of how light and light-matter interactions behave on the nanometer scale. See nanophotonics.
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