JPK Instruments acquires lpi light power instruments GmbH


JPK Instruments AG announced the 100% acquisition of lpi light power instruments GmbH (Berlin, Germany). lpi was founded in June 2005 and its focus is the development of optical nano-instrumentation for life science applications. The company holds pertinent intellectual properties and has built up a development team that is highly skilled and experienced in this field, according to the company.

"Especially in cell and molecular biology, nanotechnology based instruments enable better understanding of life at the molecular scale. High-end optical techniques play an important role and have a huge potential for the life sciences. light power instruments becomes JPK's business unit for advanced optical technologies, strengthens and diversifies our R&D capabilities in this field and fills furthermore our product portfolio with exceptional new instruments. After the foundation of nAmbition GmbH in Dresden last year, the acquisition of lpi GmbH is the next strategic step for the JPK Instruments group on its way to becoming the leading NanoBio instrumentation company" says JPK's CTO, Torsten Jähnke.

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