Lake Shore Cryotronics Acquires Janis Research’s Laboratory Cryogenics Business

On August 5, Lake Shore Cryotronics (CSA CSM) announced the acquisition of Janis Research’s Laboratory Cryogenics (CSA CSM) business—a move that unites two of the world’s foremost providers of cryogenic and material characterization solutions for low temperature research. The acquisition of the Woburn MA-based business allows Lake Shore to now offer Janis Research liquid nitrogen, liquid helium and closed-cycle refrigerator (cryogen-free) cryostats, magnet systems, probe stations and lab cooling systems. The acquisition does not include the Janis dilution refrigerator or He-3 ultralow temperature (ULT) system product lines—available from JanisULT, a separate, privately-owned company.

Founded in 1961, Janis Research began as a manufacturer of liquid helium transfer lines and soon expanded its product offering to include cryogenic research equipment, ranging from simple liquid helium storage dewars to sophisticated superconducting magnet and low temperature systems.

“Janis is an ideal fit for Lake Shore,” said Michael Swartz, Lake Shore Cryotronics president and CEO. “They’re highly knowledgeable about the needs of scientists and others working in low temperature physics and early-stage materials research, and together, we can offer a more complete portfolio of product solutions. We are impressed with the design to customer requirement capabilities of Janis Research.”

“The Janis team is thrilled to become part of a world-class organization like Lake Shore,” added Scott Azer, Janis Research’s vice president of business development. “We see many product opportunities ahead, combining Lake Shore’s expertise in instrumentation, applications and system engineering with Janis’ strength in cryogenic system design and fabrication. We look forward to serving the scientific community even more effectively than before, as members of the Lake Shore family.”

Janis Research will maintain product development, engineering, manufacturing and product shipping operations in Woburn MA.