MARCH 8--Reflect Scientific (OREM, UT, USA; www.reflectscientific.com), a manufacturer, supplier, and distributor of scientific equipment and related supplies, has completed the closing of the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Image Labs International (ILI; Bozeman, MT, USA; www.imagelabs.com). ILI develops, manufactures, and markets a range of optical imaging systems and automated machine-vision inspection tools. These products provide value-added technological solutions to industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, and environmental.
"Image Labs strategic fit with Reflect Scientific is excellent; it broadens our existing product line and expands our market reach. Its CATPRO automated quality-control inspection tools will share the same manufacturing and quality infrastructure as our recently acquired Cryometrix business. Complementary skills in design and manufacturing of capital equipment and the addition of core capabilities in automation engineering and software will greatly benefit our overall business initiatives," remarked John Hammerman, vice president business development for Reflect Scientific.
ILI will continue to be managed by its founder Brian Smithgall. A new division will also be formed to focus support for a growing industry need in the area of automated inspection of environmental catalysts, in particular those needed to address new regulatory standards for diesel emissions. This business will be named Miralogix and will be led by Eric Pierson.