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Bruker BioSciences Buys Bruker Optics

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2006
Bruker BioSciences Corp. has purchased molecular spectroscopy company Bruker Optics Inc., for $135 million in cash and stock. The combined companies, both of Billerica, Mass. will provide instrumentation and molecular analysis solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, metabolomics, proteomics, nanotechnology, industrial and defense markets.


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molecular spectroscopy
Spectrum analysis concerned with the spectra formed by transitions in molecules.
nanotechnology
The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
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