MALVERN, UK - Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, UK, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd., Amesbury, UK. The acquisition was completed on September 27, 2013.

NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and patented technology, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA). The company’s instrumentation and software enable the rapid and simultaneous multi-parameter analysis and characterization of many different types of nanoscale particles. With its ability to analyze particle size, concentration, zeta potential and aggregation, NanoSight systems is closely aligned with Malvern’s Zetasizer range, extending Malvern’s solutions for those working at the nanoscale. 

NanoSight employs around 50 people worldwide and will continue to operate from its current facilities in Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK, under the existing management team.