Deal combines the product portfolio and application expertise of two leaders in the cryogenic research market

Quantum Design UK and Ireland (QDUKI), authorised channel sales partner of Lake Shore Cryotronics, announces the acquisition of Janis Research’s Laboratory Cryogenics business by Lake Shore — a move that unites two of the world’s leading providers of cryogenic and material characterisation solutions for low-temperature research.

The acquisition enables QDUKI  to offer Janis Research liquid nitrogen (LN2), liquid helium (LHe), and closed-cycle refrigerator (cryogen-free) cryostats, LHe and cryogen-free superconducting magnet systems, cryogenic and cryogen-free probe stations, and various lab cooling systems.

 “This is a great brand to bring under the Quantum Design UK and Ireland product portfolio,” said David Want, Managing Director, QDUKI.  “The Janis range compliments our Cryogenics offering and the markets we serve very well.”

Founded in 1961, Janis Research began as a manufacturer of LHe transfer lines and soon expanded its product offering to include cryogenic research equipment, ranging from simple LHe storage Dewars to sophisticated superconducting magnet and low-temperature systems.

Scott Azer, Janis Research’s VP of Business Development, said, “We see many synergistic product opportunities ahead, combining Lake Shore’s expertise in instrumentation, applications, and system engineering with Janis’ strength in cryogenic system design and fabrication. We look forward to serving the scientific community even more effectively than before.”

Quantum Design

Quantum Design, Inc. (QD) is the manufacturing arm of Quantum Design International (QDI) and has been in San Diego, California since its inception in 1982. QD is the leading commercial source for automated materials characterisation systems incorporating superconducting technology. These systems offer a variety of measurement capabilities and are in widespread use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology.

QD instruments may be found in the world’s leading research institutions and have become the reference standard for a variety of magnetic and physical property measurements. Quantum Design, Inc. instruments are cited in, and provide the data for, more scientific publications than any other instrument in the fields of magnetics and materials characterisation. This means that each year, literally hundreds of scientific publications, advancing the science of materials, use data generated from QD instruments.

Recently, Quantum Design expanded its product line beyond material characterisation, to include instruments such as: an innovative 7T magneto-optical cryostat for experiments that use light and other forms of radiant energy to probe matter; a compact IR Crystal Furnace for the creation of new materials; a Superconducting High-Gradient Magnetic Separator (SHGMS) for the processing and improvement of Kaolin clay; and a full line of Advanced Technology Liquefiers (ATL) and Helium Recovery Systems for the conservation and recycling of helium (a vital and increasingly scarce resource essential for cryogenic research and instrumentation).

In diverse areas such as materials characterisation, high-sensitivity electrical measurements, magneto-optical experiments, and in-lab helium conservation, Quantum Design’s team of scientists and engineers provides a full spectrum of service and application support for customers both domestically and internationally.


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