Malvern Panalytical BV

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Malvern Panalytical BV
Type Besloten Vennootschap
Industry Laboratory informatics
Predecessor PANalytical BV
Headquarters Lelyweg 1, 7602 EA Almelo, The Netherlands
Number of locations Multiple
Area served Europe
Parent Spectris plc
Subsidiaries Malvern Panalytical Ltd.

Malvern Panalytical BV develops and distributes X-ray analysis and other precision measurement hardware and software systems, including the laboratory informatics software solution SPARCS for the metals industry.


In July 2002, Spectris plc announced it would acquire Philips Analytical from Royal Philips Electronics for €150 million in cash, with Philips Analytical being renamed to PANalytical BV.[1]

In December 2016, Spectris plc announced it would merge PANalytical with its other operating comapny Malvern Instruments, effective January 1, 2017, becoming Malvern Panalytical BV.[2]

Technology and products


SPARCS is a laboratory information management system for the metals industry, designed to "[carry] out fully automatic data processing, whilst allowing operator intervention when it is needed."[3][4]


Product: SPARCS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?Y[3]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?Y[3]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[3]
Data and trend analysis?Y[3]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[3]
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[3]
Billing management?Y[3]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[3]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[3]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[3]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[3]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?Y[3]
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[3]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[3]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[3]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
geology and mining, manufacturing and R&D


Additional information