We have acquired a series of leading companies that augment our offering of outstanding fluidic and optical components. These select partnerships give us a leading edge in the market place and continue to position IDEX Health & Science as the authority in optofluidic engineering and manufacturing.
Ismatec manufactures specialized, high-accuracy peristaltic pumps and tubing used in analytical and clinical laboratories. They were founded in 1971, in Glattbrugg Switzerland, and acquired by the IDEX Corporation in 1999. Ismatec products are now manufactured in our Oak Harbor, WA manufacturing facility, providing our customers with the same high-quality products that have been associated with Ismatec for the past 40 years.
Rheodyne products are advanced fluid-handling solutions for a wide range of analytical instrumentation and in vitro diagnostic systems. Rheodyne was founded in 1976 and purchased by IDEX Corporation in 2002. Adding Rheodyne products to our portfolio allows us to deliver the same reliable standard of low- and high-pressure fluid valves, automated sample injectors, fluid-switching platforms, and associated products.
The acquisition of Sapphire Engineering has reaffirmed IDEX Health & Science as the leading U.S. supplier of custom precision analytical and diagnostic components. For over 100 years Sapphire Engineering has reputably designed and manufactured products from ultrahard materials, including sapphire, ruby, ceramics, and stainless steel. They were founded in 1900 and acquired by the IDEX Corporation in 2004. Sapphire Engineering products are an integral part of the IDEX Health & Science LLC portfolio.
IDEX Corporation acquired Systec in 2004, adding debubbling and degassing to our growing list of fluidic capabilities. Since 1971, OEMs looked to Systec for high-purity degassing efficiency in the chemical instrumentation, in vitro diagnostic and biotechnology markets. Now, with the acquisition of Systec products and manufacturing capabilities, IDEX Health & Science is able to offer the same chemically inert degassing and debubbling systems for rigorously precise applications.
Upchurch Scientific has been the leading global manufacturer of fittings, tubing, and high-quality fluid transfer components and accessories for the demanding HPLC market since 1975. When they were acquired by the IDEX Corporation in 2004, Upchurch Scientific products became an integral part of IDEX Health & Science LLC's extensive portfolio of products. We remain the clear choice for end-users and OEMs looking for high-performance engineered thermoplastics and corrosion-resistant metal products.
Since it’s founding in 1960, Eastern Plastics Inc. endured as the global provider of plastics machining. IDEX Corporation purchased Eastern Plastics Inc. in 2006, adding high-precision manifold manufacturing and custom plastics to our portfolio of expertise. Our OEM parts and custom manifolds are designed for medical devices and diagnostics, instrumentation, semiconductor/electronics, and other analytical applications where complex, highly specialized plastic parts are required.
Isolation Technologies products allow us to deliver the most advanced HPLC column hardware and accessories to the global HPLC market. Isolation Technologies was founded in 1993 and acquired by IDEX Corporation in 2008. The Isolation Technologies product line consists of customized, advanced HPLC columns and hardware for the pharmaceutical, biotech, proteomics, food and beverage, environmental, and petrochemical markets.
IDEX Health & Science now brings superior gas and detection technology to our customers because of our acquisition of ERC’s equipment degassing solutions. ERC was founded in 1988 and acquired by IDEX Health & Science in 2012. ERC was a pioneer in the design and manufacture of gas liquid separations and detection products. Their leading products included High-Flow Degassing Systems, components that improved the performance of high-throughput diagnostic instruments, and Refractive Index Detectors (RIDs) that utilize optical measurement, temperature control and signal/data processing for HPLC applications like GPC. Because of ERC, our degassing solutions are considered 'standard' for many of the world's leading instrument producers.
The Ismatec product line was sold to Cole–Parmer Instruments Company, a leading global supplier of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. The sale of the Ismatec product line was consistent with IDEX Health & Science’s strategic objectives aimed at focusing on its core business and customers.
CiDRA Precision Services was acquired as part of IDEX Health & Science’s strategic plan to broaden its fluidic product and capabilities portfolio. CiDRA Precision Services brings innovative microfluidic solutions that comply with the strictest standards and performance requirements for any conceivable life science application.
As part of IDEX Health & Science’s strategic plan to become an optofluidic solution provider to the life science instrument development market, the Melles Griot business line was integrated into IDEX Health & Science. Melles Griot is the market leader in providing enabling optical systems, vertically integrated from components through system design, manufacturing and metrology.
As part of IDEX Health & Science’s strategic plan to become an optofluidic solution provider to the life science instrument development market, the Semrock business line product line was integrated into IDEX Health & Science along with Melles Griot. Semrock has become the standard in optical filters for the life science industry, applying patented design techniques to create some of the most spectrally sophisticated optical filters on the market.