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Zeiss to acquire Xradia to expand microscopy business

Zeiss, an optics and optoelectronics manufacturer, has planned to acquire Xradia, a US-based 3D X-ray microscopes provider.

The closing of the acquisition is based on regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Following the closure of the transaction, Xradia will operate under the new name as Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy.

X-ray microscopes help in the advancement of science and industry and can be used in various other applications.

Carl Zeiss president and CEO Michael Kaschke said that the investment in Xradia underlines the company’s strategy to grow with the most innovative and future-oriented technologies.

"By combining the product lines, ZEISS will be able to better serve the growing demands in multimodal microscopic imaging and to develop solutions which create new values for our customers in science and industry," Kaschke added.

Zeiss Microscopy business group head Ulrich Simon said that based on the company’s unique portfolio of light, electron and ion microscopes, it is now adding the capability of 3D imaging within objects at unprecedented resolution using X-ray microscopy.

"This will enable new applications and make the workflows in multimodal imaging easier and more efficient to use for our customers worldwide," Simon added.

Xradia president and CEO Rod Browning said, "The additional resources offered by ZEISS will undoubtedly facilitate even more rapid growth of X-ray microscopy solutions as well as provide additional value for our existing customer base."