Lima’s Finger Lakes Instrumentation acquired by IDEX
Lima-based Finger Lakes Instrumentation LLC, which designs and develops high-tech cameras for the astronomy and life sciences markets, has been acquired by IDEX Health & Science LLC.
FLI, which employs 31, will continue to operate under current management as a business unit of IDEX Health & Science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“The Finger Lakes Instrumentation acquisition fills an important strategic gap and is a fantastic complement to our life science optofluidic portfolio.” Said Gus Salem, group president of IDEX Corp.
FLI began operations in 1998 as a supplier of cooled CCD cameras for astronomical research. Charge-coupled devices, or CCDs, are used frequently as camera sensors in microscope systems. These devices work by capturing the photons that are reflected off of an object and converting them into an image.
FLI supplies cameras to more than 50 countries for life science imaging, veterinary radiology, astronomy, forensics, transmission electron microscopy, and a wide range of other applications. It has three facilities in New York State, including an engineering and production facility in Lima.
California-based IDEX Health & Science aims to help instrument developers solve the most demanding fluidic and optical challenges in a wide array of applications.