Zeiss set to acquire 3D x-ray microscopy company Xradia

Zeiss will acquire Xradia, a 3D x-ray microscope provider for industrial and academic research applications.

Zeiss (Oberkochen, Germany) will acquire Xradia (Pleasanton, CA), a 3D x-ray microscope provider for industrial and academic research applications. After closing, Xradia will operate under the new name Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.

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X-ray microscopes help to advance innovation in science and industry and can be used for many applications, including the life sciences, advanced material research, natural resources and geology, and semiconductor process optimization. Both parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

Dr. Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG, says that by combining the two companies' product lines, Zeiss will be able to better serve the growing demands in multimodal microscopy and to develop new solutions. 3D imaging within objects at unprecedented resolution using x-ray microscopy is now possible, which will enable new applications and make the workflows in multimodal imaging easier and more efficient, adds Dr. Ulrich Simon, head of the Zeiss Microscopy business group.

Closing of the transaction is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions, including a required filing with the U.S. competition authorities.

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