. The company’s products utilize various combinations of quadrupole, time-of-flight and ion trap technologies, and are typically used in conjunction with a liquid chromatography instrument. Its mass spectrometer systems are used in various applications, such as drug discovery and clinical development of therapeutics, as well as in basic research, clinical testing, food and beverage quality testing and environmental testing. To support the company’s installations around the world, it provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from its global services network. Typical users of the company’s mass spectrometry products include molecular biologists, bioanalytical chemists, toxicologists, and forensic scientists, as well as quality assurance and quality control technicians. The company also provides bioanalytical measurement systems, including microplate readers, automated cellular screening products and associated reagents, and imaging software. The company also offers workflow instruments and consumables that help researchers analyze genomic, protein and cellular information. Key product areas include sample preparation equipment, such as centrifugation and capillary electrophoresis instrumentation and consumables; liquid handling automation instruments and associated consumables; flow cytometry instrumentation and associated antibodies and reagents; and particle characterization instrumentation. Researchers use the business’ products to study biological function in the pursuit of basic research, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic development. Typical users of these products include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions and in some cases industrial manufacturers. Filtration: The company provides products used to remove solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants from various liquids and gases, consisting primarily of filtration consumables and to a lesser extent systems that incorporate filtration consumables and associated hardware. The company’s core materials and technologies can be applied in many ways to solve complex fluid separation challenges, and are sold across a range of applications in two primary business groups, life sciences and industrial. Life Sciences: The company’s life sciences technologies facilitate the process of drug discovery, development, regulatory validation and production and are sold to biopharmaceutical, food and beverage and medical customers. In the biopharmaceutical area, it sells a line of filtration and purification technologies, associated hardware and engineered systems primarily to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for use in the development and commercialization of chemically synthesized and biologically derived drugs, plasma and vaccines. Biotechnology drugs, plasma and biologically derived vaccines in particular are filtration and purification intensive and represent a significant area of growth for Pall in the biopharmaceutical area. In the food and beverage area, the company serves the filtration needs of the beer, wine, dairy, alcohol-free beverage, bottled water, and food ingredient markets. In the medical area, hospitals use the company’s breathing circuit and intravenous filters and water filters to help control the spread of infections. Industrial: The process technologies area consists of a range of end-markets, including producers and users of energy, oil, gas, renewable and alternative fuels, power, chemicals and water, as well as producers of mobile equipment and trucks, pulp and paper, automobiles and metals. In the aerospace area, the company sells filtration and fluid monitoring equipment to the aerospace industry for use on commercial and military aircraft, marine and land-based military vehicles to help protect critical systems and components. In the microelectronics area, the company sells filtration and purification technologies for the semiconductor, data storage, graphic arts, advanced display and electronic components markets, including contamination control solutions for chemical, gas, water, chemical mechanical polishing and photolithography processes. Th
danaher corp (DHR:New York)
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
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