Bruker Introduces New SkyScan 1272, an Advanced Non-destructive X-Ray 3D Microscope

  Bruker Introduces New SkyScan 1272, an Advanced Non-destructive X-Ray 3D

  System Enables Nondestructive High-Resolution micro-CT with 200Megapixel
Slices for Visualization of Object Details as Small as 0.35μm in Materials and
                          Life Science Applications

Business Wire

KONTICH, Belgium -- March 13, 2013

Bruker today announces the SkyScan 1272, an innovative high-resolution X-ray
micro-CT (computed tomography) system, which can non-destructively visualize
up to 200 Megapixel (14,450x14,450 pixels) virtual slices through objects.
More than 2,600 slices can be reconstructed after a single CT data acquisition
scan, using new 16 Megapixel or 11 Megapixel X-ray detectors, in up to three
offset positions. Using advanced phase-contrast enhancement technology, object
details as small as 0.35μm can be detected.

SkyScan 1272 high-resolution micro-CT (Photo: Business Wire)

SkyScan 1272 high-resolution micro-CT (Photo: Business Wire)

The SkyScan 1272 benefits from its, automatically adjusted acquisition
geometry, an innovation that has particular advantages for intermediate
resolution levels, delivering scans several times faster than micro-CT systems
with a fixed source-detector design. Large format imaging is enabled by
multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated 3D reconstruction and realistic visualization
by surface and volume rendering. The system also includes a built-in,
precision micro-positioning stage that provides highly accurate sample
control. Sample scanning during compression, tension, cooling or heating is
also enabled.

An optional 16-position automatic sample changer delivers higher throughput,
even enabling the addition or replacement of samples without interrupting live
X-ray scans in progress. For individual samples, automatic magnification
adjustment and optimization of scanning protocols are available. To support
flexible workflows the SkyScan 1272 can automatically distribute results via
email, sending a link to a result file. Reconstruction results can also be
sent to an iPad, and for mobile platforms, special software can perform volume
rendering and virtual slicing of objects with touch screen controls.

The complete range of software for 2D/3D quantitative analysis and for
realistic 3D visualization is supplied as standard with the SkyScan 1272. An
optional GPU server with eight NVIDIA Tesla graphical processors, and a
cluster version of unique hybrid CPU/GPU software provides the fastest
commercial μCT 3D reconstruction.

About Bruker Corporation

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of high-performance
scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as
well as for in vitro diagnostics, industrial and applied analysis. For more
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Bruker Corporation
Dr. Thorsten Thiel, +49 (721) 5161 – 6500
Director of Marketing Communications
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