Michael Cheatham wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thought this bit of news would be of interest:
I confess my first reaction was that it was an April fools. Especially given
that some parts evolved from Vacuum Generators and were collectively "VG
Instruments" before Fisons mucked the brand name up...
MicroMass website makes no mention of it that I can see. (but doesn't seem to
mention inorganic kit either)
Nor does Analytical Precision's ... curioser and curioser.
The Spectroscopy Now pages has the same press release.
As does http://quote.morningstar.com/Quote.html?ticker=WAT
> NEW DEAL FOR GV INSTRUMENTS TO ACQUIRE INORGANIC MASS SPECTROMETRY PRODUCTS
> FROM WATERS CORPORATION
> GVI will be headed up by Dr Tony Williams, who has a long pedigree in this
> area having worked in the Inorganic field for the last 20 years. Dr Williams
> "This exciting new venture follows the highly successful VG practice of
> spinning out products with technology clearly addressing focused, yet
> very different, markets from the parent company.... [snip]
It is certainly very plausible, but there really isn't much convincing material
online yet that I can find. The only other mass spec related thing I found
mentioning GVI was this website which appears to be somewhere very distinctly
not in Manchester, UK.
Query for 220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa type=255 class=1
18.104.22.168.in-addr.arpa PTR (Pointer) 207-195-94-13.innovationplace.com
94.195.207.in-addr.arpa NS (Nameserver) io.innovplace.saskatoon.sk.ca
Everything else was Global Venture International, Georgia Ventures Inc CA:GVI or
Vi Group International US:GVI No obvious UK company GVI or website. I am
still not sure what to make of this press release...
Anyone on the inside care to comment about what is going on ?
Or can anyone provide a URL for the website of this new combined company?
Good luck to them for the future if it is really happening.