Pharma Test Announces Acquisition of J&M

Hainburg, Germany—January 2016—Pharma Test Apparatebau AG, a leader in the field of high-quality testing equipment for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today that it has acquired J&M Analytik AG, a German manufacturer and developer of fiberoptic diode-array spectrometer systems for laboratory and process applications.

This new partnership is a part of Pharma Test’s ongoing organic growth strategy. J&M’s expertise and technologies will help expand Pharma Test’s options for analytical test systems. The partnership with Pharma Test will also enable J&M to better deliver its innovative solutions to customers on a global scale.

“Pharma Test is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of pharmaceutical product testing and has a legacy of more than 35 years of serving their customers with a broad range of instruments including analytical test systems, making the company the ideal strategic partner for J&M.” said Harald Nitsche, CEO of J&M. “Now, by joining the Pharma Test team, we are able to expand our horizons and contribute to our growth on a much greater scale.”

Left: Harald Nitsche, CEO J&M, Right: Björn Fähler, CEO Pharma Test

“J&M has been on the cutting edge of fiber-optic technology for years, with extensive expertise in laboratory and process analytics,” said Björn Fähler, CEO of Pharma Test and incoming Co-CEO of J&M. “With the addition of J&M, we are uniquely positioned to expand our measurement options and add a deeper understanding of optical systems and analytical technologies to our instrumentation portfolio.” J&M will remain as a distinct company and become a member of the Pharma Test group of companies.

About Pharma Test

Any pharmaceutical production facility requires routine testing of physical dosage form properties as well as active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content. Since 1979, Pharma Test has been synonymous with the development and production of high-quality test devices and systems for the Quality Control of tablets, capsules, suppositories, ampoules, bulk materials, and other solid dosage formats. We offer a complete product range from manual, physical testing instruments to fully automated, analytical test systems to analyze the active chemical composition of a dosage form as well as its release rate. Our foremost priority is to develop products with the quality and longevity you would expect from the “Made in Germany” label—“The German Gründlichkeit.” To learn more, visit the Pharma Test website at

About J&M

J&M Analyik AG is a pioneer in the field of fiber-optic measuring systems in the area of UV/VIS and NIR spectroscopy. Since its foundation in 1987, J&M has offered innovative solutions and analytical systems for both laboratory and process analytics. The TIDAS® series of spectrometers are used with suitable accessories such as tailored measuring cells and fiber-optic probes in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industry. Typical applications are the monitoring of cleaning, drying, and mixing processes as well as the determination of concentration of ingredients like fat and protein content in milk. Innovative products are constantly developed by working closely with both customers and partners. New developments in the area of networked, miniaturized fiber-optic probes based on LED technology will further advance the integration of spectroscopic analytics in the mass market. To learn more, visit the J&M website at


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