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Bruker Announces New High-Performance Scientific Instruments and Analytical Solutions for Life-Science Research, Industrial and

  Bruker Announces New High-Performance Scientific Instruments and Analytical
  Solutions for Life-Science Research, Industrial and Applied Markets at
  Pittcon 2013

Pittcon 2013

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- March 18, 2013

At Pittcon 2013, Bruker today announced numerous new product introductions for
research, industrial and applied markets, designed to deliver more confident
analyses with increased sensitivity, specificity and productivity, as well as
novel scientific capabilities which expand the boundaries of molecular and
materials research. The new Bruker products introduced at Pittcon 2013
include:

Aurora Elite ICP-MS system (Photo: Business Wire)

Aurora Elite ICP-MS system (Photo: Business Wire)

Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Infrared/Raman Spectroscopy:

aurora™ Elite: This new ultra-sensitive Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass
Spectrometer (ICP-MS) for trace elemental detection features unprecedented 1.5
gigahertz per parts per million (1.5 GHz / ppm) sensitivity for precise and
accurate quantification at single digit ppt levels and below. This makes the
aurora Elite the most sensitive ICP-MS instrument, even exceeding the
performance of expensive magnetic sector field ICP-MS systems in many aspects,
and far exceeding the sensitivity of other quadrupole ICP-MS systems on the
market today. Its extreme sensitivity makes the aurora Elite eminently
suitable for semiconductor, geochemistry, materials science and related
applications.

EVOQ™ Qube and Elite:  The new LC-triple quadrupole (LC-TQ) mass
spectrometers, the high-performance EVOQ Qube and the ultra-high sensitivity
EVOQ Elite, are setting new standards for analytical performance and
quantitative robustness. Similar to Bruker’s successful SCION GC-TQ platform
introduced in 2011, the EVOQ series delivers leading LC-TQ performance with
major advances in robustness, ease of methods developments and productivity.
The EVOQ platform was designed for a singular purpose – to very reliably
quantify thousands of real samples with fast sample-to-report time. It
delivers exceptional sensitivity, quantitative accuracy, linearity, and a wide
dynamic range for multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assays.

Helium-Free SCION Gas Chromatographs: Bruker launches new versions of its
SCION 436 and 456 gas chromatographs (GCs) configured for the use of hydrogen
as the carrier gas. Responding to the rising cost of Helium gas, Bruker has
released these GC systems to use less expensive hydrogen gas. The SCION GC
systems include hydrogen safety provisions, on board leak detection, auto
shut-down procedures, and trigger outputs to shut down auxiliary equipment.
Each system ships with special filters to ensure high purity delivery of the
hydrogen carrier gas.

COMPACT Qq-TOF: Bruker introduces Instant Expertise™ in high-resolution
LC-MS/MS with the new COMPACT mass spectrometer. The COMPACT is a bench-top
accurate mass Qq-TOF LC-MS/MS system providing new class-defining sensitivity
and enhanced dynamic range with Instant Expertise features, ensuring that even
non-expert users can count on immediate research-caliber data for every new
challenge of qualitative and quantitative analysis in applied, industrial and
research markets.

TANGO™-T: The new TANGO-T FT-NIR (Fourier Transform Near Infrared)
spectrometer designed especially for measuring liquid samples in transmission
mode complements Bruker’s TANGO-R system for measuring solids in reflection
mode, a best-seller with already more than 100 systems operating successfully
in various industries. Both TANGO versions have a small footprint and feature
easy to use touch-screen operation for routine users. The TANGO intuitive user
interface quickly and securely guides the operator through the workflow. The
rugged housing makes it robust and suitable not only for laboratories, but
also for industrial and food analysis environments.

Open Path Air Monitoring System OPS: The new Open Path Air Monitoring System
OPS is designed for ambient air analysis. The OPS FT-IR (Fourier Transform
Infrared Spectrometer) sends a modulated infrared beam from the base unit to a
reflector and analyses the returning spectrum. In addition to research
applications, the monitoring of air quality in industrial facilities is a
major application for the OPS, resulting in economic, environmental and safety
benefits, e.g. in fence-line monitoring.

Materials Research and Analysis:

ContourGT-K:  The ContourGT-K 3D optical microscope offers imaging and
metrology for the widest range of surfaces, and sets a new industry standard
in design and cost for surface metrology performance. With exceptional
roughness and 2D/3D measurement capabilities, high-resolution imaging and the
industry’s most advanced user interface, the system delivers uncompromised
metrology in a simplified package with a compact footprint. The gage-capable
ContourGT-K provides intuitive access to an extensive library of
pre-programmed filters and analyses for LED, solar cell, thick films,
semiconductor, ophthalmic, medical device, MEMS and tribology applications.

TITAN Detector Shield™:  This unique accessory protects the detector window of
the S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzer from being punctured by sharp objects like
scrap shavings and wires, without affecting its rapid and accurate elemental
analysis of almost any material. The Detector Shield minimizes the likelihood
of detector damage, thus avoiding the expense and inconvenience associated
with the replacement of a broken detector window, without sacrificing any
analytical performance, even for light elements like magnesium, aluminum and
silicon.

SkyScan 1272:  This innovative high-resolution X-ray micro-CT 3D microscope
for materials and life science applications can visualize up to 200 Megapixel
(14,450x14,450 pixels) virtual slices through objects. More than 2,600 such
slices can be reconstructed after a single data acquisition in up to three
offset positions. Using advanced contrast technology, the SkyScan 1272 can
differentiate object details as small as 0.35μm. An optional 16-position
sample changer offers high throughput, even enabling the addition or
replacement of samples without interrupting live scans. An optional GPU server
and a cluster version of unique hybrid CPU/GPU software provide the fastest
commercial μCT 3D reconstruction.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Preclinical Imaging:

Assure™ - Aloe vera: This new module expands the capabilities of Bruker’s
Assure – RMS (Raw Material Screening) NMR solutions. Fully automated,
quantitative and qualitative NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) analysis enables
Aloe vera screening in the cosmetics, natural products and pharmaceutical
industries. Given the high demand for this versatile plant, the material
identity, quality and quantity of key components, in both raw extract and
finished products, need to be analyzed. Identity can be determined via the
presence of key metabolites, and freshness is assessed from degradation
products.

Assure™ Chemometrics Module:  The Assure™-RMS chemometrics module delivers
increased confidence in product conformity and materials classification in the
polymer, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries, and in metabolomics
studies. Together with the identification and quantification of key
components, it provides in-depth details of materials composition and rapidly
detects non-conforming material. Due to the high reproducibility of NMR, it
enables the transfer of chemometric models to other laboratories without
having to recollect data.

CryoProbe™ Prodigy TCI:  The expanded CryoProbe Prodigy TCI probe range, now
available from 500 to 700 MHz, is bringing its major boost in sensitivity at
an affordable price to even more NMR users. The triple-resonance Prodigy TCI
uses nitrogen-cooled RF coils and preamplifiers to deliver proton sensitivity
enhancements of a factor of 2.5x, and carbon sensitivity enhancements of 2x
over room temperature probes, thus offering a ‘300 MHz-equivalent’ sensitivity
boost for 500, 600 and 700 MHz NMRs at relatively low cost.

Complete Molecular Confidence (CMC) 2.0:  This key update significantly
enhances the original software for improved in-line, integrated routine
workflows for interactive quantitation, as well as structure verification and
structure elucidation. Chemists will benefit from CMC 2.0’s improved
integration of automated acquisition, processing and reporting, together with
faster algorithm performance for step-by-step interactive workflow assistance.
CMC 2.0 includes various modules which automatically assign NMR signals to
structural characteristics, conduct structural consistency assessments,
deliver spectral analysis and enable easy structure elucidation, culminating
in compact reports for easy transfer to publications, journals or patent
applications.

First 527 GHz Solid State DNP-NMR System:  After its successful installation
at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, the world’s highest field Dynamic
Nuclear Polarization (DNP) – NMR system is now driving new research
applications in biomolecular and material science. DNP significantly enhances
the sensitivity of solid-state NMR by 1-2 orders of magnitude by transferring
polarization from the electron spins to the nuclear spins. DNP-NMR enables
completely new scientific methods on new categories of samples, with the
potential to deliver ever more detailed insights into interactions at the
molecular level.

Frank H. Laukien, Ph.D., Bruker's President and CEO, commented: “At Pittcon
2013, Bruker continues to set the pace in our industry for world-class
Innovation with Integrity for our global customer base. With compact,
easy-to-use, affordable, yet high performance products we gain access to
broader markets and expand our presence in quality control, applied and
industrial markets, while maintaining our excellent reputation in the
scientific research community.”

Pittcon Heritage Award for Professor Günther Laukien:  On March 17, 2013, the
Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has presented the 2013 Pittcon Heritage
Award in honor of Günther Laukien (1924-1997), the founder of the Bruker
group. Jointly sponsored by the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry
and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and CHF, this award recognizes outstanding
individuals whose entrepreneurial careers have shaped the instrumentation
community, inspired achievement, promoted public understanding of the modern
instrumentation sciences, and high-lighted the role of analytical chemistry in
world economies.

About Bruker Corporation

Bruker (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.

Please join us at Bruker’s Pittcon booth #2935 throughout the conference, and
at our Pittcon press conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 12:00 noon to
1:15 pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Salon I/J (lunch served, by
registration only).

For more information on Bruker at Pittcon 2013, please visit
www.bruker.com/pittcon

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Contact:

Bruker
Dr. Thorsten Thiel, +49 (721) 5161–6500
Director of Marketing Communications
thorsten.thiel@bruker.com
 
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