IRVINE, CA – HORIBA Instruments Inc. has purchased all assets of Beta Scientific. The purchase provides HORIBA with all rights to the SA-9600 line of surface-area analyzers previously developed and sold by Beta Scientific. The technology, based on the flowing-gas technique, compliments other products marketed by the HORIBA Scientific segment.

Surface-area measurements are essential when powder is part of the product or process, such as the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The SA-9600 line can meet all requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and has full compatibility with 21 CFR Part 11.