Buyout of Tucson tech startup brings big hitter to town

The multimillion-dollar sale of a Tucson-based tech startup that makes microbial detection systems for water has brought a major multinational tech company to the Old Pueblo.

Mettler-Toledo International, a Swiss-based maker of scales and analytical equipment with more than $2 billion in annual revenues, recently acquired Instant BioScan in a deal worth up to $30 million, depending on future development and sales, the company said.

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