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- Grant to become the outsourcing partner of choice for start-ups in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic markets

- Grant to leverage core skills in thermodynamics, data acquisition, communications & networking, standards testing and manufacturing to bolster sales success of custom division

- Growth in scientific equipment sales to international markets to help drive revenue growth

- Grant unveils new web site and product catalogues to support refocused business

CAMBRIDGE, England, April 23, 2008 - The success of its custom solutions division will help Grant Instruments (, a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products, to hit its sales target of £10 million by the end of 2010.

Since the launch of its custom design and manufacturing business in 2006, Grant has already forged successful partnerships with numerous companies across a diverse range of industries including, Asynt, Asymptote, Universal Sensors and Vistec Lithography. Building on this success, Grant is establishing itself as the outsourcing partner of choice for early stage companies in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic markets.

Ludo Chapman, managing director of Grant Instruments, said: “Our custom solutions business has enabled us to use the core skills we have built up over the past 57 years in thermodynamics, data acquisition, communications & networking, standards testing and manufacturing, and apply these to helping companies bring their innovative ideas to market quickly and cost-effectively.”

The success of Grant’s custom solutions business has also benefited its core scientific equipment division, and sales growth of scientific equipment to international markets, in particular to North America, will help drive revenue growth in the next few years.

“Our bespoke solutions business has had a positive knock-on benefit to other parts of the organisation as it has enabled us to get much closer to our customers and the market in general,” added Ludo Chapman. “It has also led to our engineering and project management teams working regularly at the coal face with ground-breaking technologies - some of which we have been able to introduce into our standard scientific equipment ranges.”

Grant Instruments has three operating divisions - scientific equipment, data acquisition and custom solutions. The custom solutions business is headed up by Paul Pergande and specialises in the design and manufacture of equipment for accurately controlling temperature in industrial processes (-100 degrees C to +450 degrees C), sample handling and preparation, material testing and quality control in the production environment, medical analysis and diagnostic processes, chemical and pharmaceutical evaluation.

“Grant’s name is already synonymous with quality and reliability across the markets in which we operate and we are world renowned for providing first rate service and support,” said Paul Pergande. “We want to build on this reputation, leverage the work we do within the custom business to become known as a progressive and innovative solutions provider. Integrating the capability within our three main divisions to develop niche market, application-orientated solutions will drive this forward.”

To reflect the new developments within the company, Grant has revamped its web site and launched new equipment catalogues. For more information about Grant’s business or to order a catalogue: telephone +44 (0) 1763 260811, email, or visit

A high-resolution photograph of Ludo Chapman and Paul Pergande is available for download at:


About Grant Instruments

Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited ( is a world renowned supplier and manufacturer of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing scientific products for the past 57 years and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most demanding applications for research in life sciences, chemical and the general laboratory. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.

Media contact:

Martin Brooke
Martin Brooke Associates
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 244500

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