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Acquisition of Lancaster Synthesis

As part of a new initiative to build a stronger global resource for research and fine chemicals, Johnson Matthey has acquired Lancaster Synthesis. Lancaster is now part of the Alfa Aesar Research Chemicals business unit of Johnson Matthey. The Lancaster product line combines with the Alfa Aesar and Avocado brand lines to form a single source for nearly 30,000 research chemicals. Lancaster joins an ever-expanding Alfa Aesar business employing chemists with a broad range of expertise in custom organic synthesis, catalysts, inorganics and metals. Many of the service and logistical operations of Lancaster now deploy new systems developed specifically to service customers in the research and fine chemicals field.