J&M Announces Mutual Agreement on Acquisition by Pharma Test Group

Essingen, Germany—January 2016— J&M Analytik AG, a German manufacturer and pioneer of fiber-optic diodearray spectrometer systems for laboratory and process applications, announced today that it has been acquired by Pharma Test Apparatebau AG, a leader in the field of high-quality testing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry in a mutual agreement. J&M will remain as a distinct company and become a member of the Pharma Test Group.

“J&M has been on the cutting edge of fiber-optic technology for years, with extensive expertise in laboratory and process analytics,” said Björn Fähler, CEO of Pharma Test and incoming Co-CEO of J&M. “With the addition of J&M, we are uniquely positioned to expand our measurement options and add a deeper understanding of optical systems and analytical technologies to our instrumentation portfolio.”

This new partnership with Pharma Test will enable J&M to better deliver its innovative solutions to customers on a global scale. On the other side J&M will help expand Pharma Test’s options for analytical test systems by bringing in its expertise and technologies to contribute in the new parent company’s ongoing organic growth strategy.

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Left: Harald Nitsche, CEO J&M, Right: Björn Fähler, CEO Pharma Test

“Pharma Test is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pharmaceutical product testing and has a legacy of more than 35 years of serving their customers with a broad range of instruments including analytical test systems, making the company the ideal strategic partner for J&M.” said Harald Nitsche, CEO of J&M. “Now, by joining the Pharma Test team, we are able to expand our horizons and contribute to our growth on a much greater scale.”

About J&M Since our foundation in 1987, J&M Analytik AG has offered innovative solutions and analytical systems for both laboratory and process analytics. J&M has gained a reputation in the field of fiber-optic measuring systems in the area of UV/VIS and NIR spectroscopy. The TIDAS® series of spectrometers are used with suitable accessories such as tailored measuring cells and fiber- optic probes in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry. Typical applications are the monitoring of cleaning, drying, and mixing processes as well as the determination of concentration of ingredients like fat and protein content in milk. Innovative products are constantly developed by working closely with both customers and partners. Our new developments in the area of networked, miniaturized fiber-optic probes based on LED technology will further advance the integration of spectroscopic analytics in the mass market.

To learn more, visit the J&M website at www.j-m.de