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Synoptics Group acquired by Scientific Digital Imaging

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Synoptics has been acquired by newly formed UK imaging company, Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI). The acquisition will provide Synoptics with both the investment and business knowledge to develop its portfolio of products.

With SDI’s management team, the Synoptics Group, which comprises of three divisions: Syngene, Synbiosis and Syncroscopy, will receive investment and strategic guidance to continue to offer its product range?

Synoptics provides systems that life scientists need to improve the quality and speed of their research. Syngene, the largest division, produces equipment and software that are used to analyse 1D and 2D gels of DNA or proteins stained with a vast array of dyes. Synbiosis and Syncroscopy have provided solutions for automated microbial colony counting and for automated microscopy imaging applications respectively.

Jeremy Gibbs, SDI’s interim non-executive chairman said: ‘SDI’s growth is based on a combination of business development and acquiring companies whose people, products and services are a natural fit for us.’