Dionex

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Dionex Corporation
Subsidiary
Headquarters USA Sunnyvale, California, USA
Key people
A. Blaine Bowman, variously Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and director, 1980-2011,[1] Frank Witney, President and Chief Executive Officer, 2009-2011[2]
Products chromatography, ion chromatography and extraction systems
Parent Thermo Fisher Scientific
Website Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™

Dionex Corporation is an American company based in Sunnyvale, California. It develops, manufactures, sells, and services chromatography, ion chromatography and extraction systems for separating, isolating, and identifying the components of chemical mixtures.[3] Such equipment is used in medical research, environmental monitoring and food testing.[4]

Dionex developed the Chromeleon brand of chromatography software. The primary function of Chromeleon is to control and obtain data from Dionex analytical instruments although the software supports instruments from other vendors. Chromeleon 7 is the latest edition of the software.[5]

The technology made by Dionex includes the Rapid Separation LC (RSLC)[6] and polymeric HPLC columns, a type of monolithic HPLC column. Unlike the inorganic silica columns, the polymer monoliths are made of an organic polymer base. Dionex, traditionally known for its ion chromatography capabilities, has led this side of the field. Dionex first acquired a license for the polymeric monolith technology in the 1990s. Dionex also acquired ESA Biosciences' HPLC assets in 2009, expanding its expertise in this area.[7]

In December 2010 Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its acquisition of Dionex for $2.1 billion.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blaine Bowman". Investor Information. Illumina. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Affymetrix Appoints Frank Witney, Ph.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer". Business Wire. June 1, 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dionex Corporation - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on Dionex Corporation". Reference for Business. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Rusli, Evelyn M. (December 13, 2010). "Thermo Fisher to Buy Lab Tool Maker". The New York Times DealB%k. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chromeleon 7.2 Chromatography Data System". Thermo Scientific. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "UltiMate 3000 Rapid Separation LC Systems". Thermo Scientific. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Dionex to Buy ESA Biosciences' HPLC Assets". GenomeWeb. September 16, 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2015.