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Thorlabs Expands Life Science Offerings with Burleigh® Acquisition

Newton, NJ, USA and Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA – October 7, 2011 – Thorlabs, Inc. of Newton, NJ and Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario jointly announced today Thorlabs’ acquisition of the Burleigh® product line assets of Lumen Dynamics. Burleigh is a world leader in manufacturing a wide range of manipulation and precision motion control equipment for applications within the life science market, including patch-clamp systems, piezoelectric micromanipulators, and high-stability microscope mounting solutions. Their products have enabled ground-breaking biological research in cellular manipulation, electrophysiology, and in vitrofertilization.

“Thorlabs is thrilled to expand our life science offerings through the addition of Burleigh’s well-known and respected precision piezoelectric technologies,“ said Alex Cable, President and Founder of Thorlabs. “Electrophysiology is a rapidly expanding field; by adding Burleigh’s products to our growing line of imaging systems and components, we believe that Thorlabs is well positioned to foster the forward movement of electrophysiology research.”

“The divesture of the Burleigh products will allow Lumen Dynamics to focus on its core business of delivering innovative light-based solutions to cellular imaging, medical and optoelectronics assembly, and UV printing industries,” said Allan Firhoj, President and CEO of Lumen Dynamics. “We are pleased that the Burleigh products fit so well within the Thorlabs portfolio.”

Thorlabs is committed to the strategic development of the Burleigh line and providing support to its new and existing customers. Please stop by Booth 824 at the upcoming 2011 Neuroscience Trade Show in Washington, D.C. to view Thorlabs’ life science demonstrations, including the new Burleigh additions to Thorlabs’ product portfolio.

About Thorlabs
Thorlabs is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs is headquartered in Newton, New Jersey with over 700 employees at manufacturing and sales offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, and China. Thorlabs is focused on providing fast response to customer inquiries and same-day shipping for stock items.

About Lumen Dynamics
Lumen Dynamics is a global leader of innovative specialty light delivery solutions within the Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Optoelectronics, and Graphics Digital Printing markets. Founded in 1984, the company offers market-leading products through its industry-recognized brands: X-Cite®, OmniCure®, and Excelerate®. Lumen Dynamics is a technology company propelled forward by its commitment to providing customer solutions through the innovative application of light. The company is focused on advancing technology while continuously improving its contribution towards environmental sustainability. For more information about Lumen Dynamics, visit