Gooch&Housego acquired GS Optics in Rochester, NY

British world leading Precision Optics and Photonics technology company G&H (Gooch & Housego), headquartered in Somerset/UK, acquired GS Optics, a designer and manufacturer of polymer optics. The $15.7 million acquisition, G&H said, is a step toward its creation of a North American Life Sciences Center of Excellence.

GS Optics, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., develops technologies that support medical microscopy, diagnostic imaging, and laser surgery, as well as analytical instrumentation and defense. Founded in 1916, the Rochester company today employs more than 60 highly skilled, experienced people.  Following their acquisition GS Optics has been renamed into G&H | GS Optics.

GS Optics will become the G&H innovation hub for research, development, and manufacturing of optics and photonics for life science applications.
G&H said it intends to expand the Rochester campus by 25%.

Earlier this year, G&H announced the corporate rebranding of ITL, which is now branded G&H | ITL. G&H cited its continuous efforts to integrate ITL, a medical device company, into the parent organization. G&H acquired ITL in 2021, a branch is also located at the Rochester, NY site.

G&H leaders said, they selected also this State of New York site for being part of the growing cluster of over 150 optics, photonics, and imaging companies in the Greater Rochester area.


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