Wasatch Photonics announces acquisition of Process Spectroscopy technology from Research Triangle-based company

Published: February 9, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.; LOGAN, Utah; and DURHAM, N.C. – Wasatch Photonics, Inc., a leading provider for gratings, spectrometer and optical coherence tomography instrumentation, has acquired all assets for the Process Raman Spectroscopy technology for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries from Mustard Tree Instruments.

Mustard Tree Instruments is based in the Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina. The Raman spectroscopy technology can determine real-time reactor chemical identity, form and composition, enabling control of finished product quality.

The acquisition of the assets will enable the company to take their products from original equipment manufacturing into the application space in the process spectroscopy market. The Mustard Tree Instruments products will be branded and sold under the Wasatch Photonics name.

Wasatch Photonics is headquartered in Logan, Utah, has a division in the Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina, and an office in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

About Wasatch Photonics Inc.

Founded in 2002, Wasatch Photonics Inc. designs, manufactures and markets high-performance Raman spectrometers, Optical Coherence Tomography systems, enhanced holographic optics for optical networking, spectroscopy, test and measurement, and medical imaging applications. Their high-performance Volume Holographic Optical Elements (HOEs) are used in a diverse set of industries, including those in the defense and security, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, energy, education, computer, and electronics markets. Their products are based on patented designs and proprietary holographic recording and manufacturing processes.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The Purdue Research Park manages the Purdue Technology Centers in four sites in Indiana: West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The more than 260 companies located in the park network employ about 4,500 people who earn an average annual wage of $63,000. The park is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org. 

Writer: Hillary Henry, 765-588-3586, hkhenry@prf.org

Source: Cindy Gong, 765-413-4022, cgong@wasatchphotonics.com