Make or buy your spectrometer

One of the challenges instrument makers face today is an increasing need to bring new innovative products to the market faster and with lower cost1. Spectrometers are an essential component in analytical instruments for a broad range of applications, in for instance the life science, pharma, and process industries. Spectrometers are opto-mechanical modules that require specialized knowledge and equipment to design and manufacture. For many instrument companies it is not obvious which strategy – make or buy– they should choose …