Lake Shore Cryotronics acquired Janis Research’s laboratory cryogenics business. The deal unites two providers of cryogenic and material characterization solutions for low temperature research.

The acquisition of Woburn, Mass.-based Janis Research enables Lake Shore to offer the company’s liquid nitrogen (LN2), liquid helium (LHe) and closed-cycle refrigerator (cryogen-free) cryostats; LHe and cryogen-free superconducting magnet systems; cryogenic and cryogen-free probe stations; and various lab cooling systems.

The acquisition by Westerville, Ohio-based Lake Shore does not include the Janis dilution refrigerator or He-3 ultra-low-temperature (ULT) system product lines, which will be available from JanisULT, a separate, privately owned company.