NEW YORK, April 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Bruker BioSciences plans to pay $135 million to buy all of the shares of privately held molecular spectroscopy company Bruker Optics, Bruker said late yesterday.

The acquisition will enable Bruker BioSciences to sell mass spectrometry, X-ray-analysis, and now molecular spectroscopy platforms for proteomics as well as chemical and materials analysis, the company said.

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