Founded in 2003, Gamma Vacuum specialises in the manufacture and distribution of ion and titanium sublimation pumps.
 
The two founders of Gamma Vacuum will remain with the business under Edwards ownership and manufacturing will continue at the company’s facility in Shakopee, Minnesota.
 
Edwards CEO Jim Gentilcore said: “We are delighted to welcome Dan Wetterlin, Tony Wynohrad and the rest of the Gamma team to Edwards. They have an enviable reputation and strong technical know-how in a vacuum segment that we have been interested in for some time. We see significant opportunities to help develop the Gamma brand and their global presence.”
 
The acquisition is expected to be completed in September 2013.