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  • Bruker to Acquire Michrom
Feb 2011
BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 25, 2011 — Bruker Corp., a provider of scientific instruments for molecular and materials research, announced it will acquire Michrom Bioresources Inc. of Auburn, Calif.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, and the closing is expected within weeks.

The privately held company provides liquid chromatography instrumentation, accessories and consumables for applications in the life science, chemical and applied markets. It recently launched the novel Advance nanoflow ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography system and proprietary CaptiveSpray Ionization sources for coupling to mass spectrometry in proteomics and other life-science applications.

Its portfolio will complement Bruker’s mass spectrometry products, the company said.

“With Bruker’s Fremont, Calif., manufacturing infrastructure and well-developed global distribution channels, we will be able to make greater strides to provide customers with advanced analytical solutions that embody technologies based on our expertise in biochemistry and microfluidics,” said Kerry Nugent, Michrom president.

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mass spectrometry
An instrumental technique that utilizes the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles as recorded from a mass spectrometer in order to determine the mass of a particle as well as the chemical makeup, or elemental ionic composition of a given sample or molecule.
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