NEW ORLEANS (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker announced today at Pittcon 2008 that it has launched a fee-based service for data acquisition and analysis for a wide range of scientific experiments using its full range of instruments.
The new offering, called Bruker Analytical Services, combines tools from the newly merged Bruker BioSciences and Bruker BioSpin, such as mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopy. It targets clients in several industries including pharmaceuticals, biotech, and petroleum, as well as academic institutions.
Bruker will run the experiments in its own labs. Mark Chaykovsky, executive vice president of Bruker BioSpin, said the service would provide rapid turnaround of results for customers.
The service was announced along with five new mass spec products including the apex-ultra FTMS, FlashFormula NALDI-TOF, next-generation EDT II, MALDI-TDS, and microTOF-Q II.
Frank Laukien, chairman and CEO of Bruker, said during a question-and-answer session following a press conference here that the firm would provide more information on its plans for the molecular diagnostics market during the third quarter of 2008.
At the time Bruker announced the acquisition of BioSpin, Laukien said, “We believe what will emerge in 2008 will be a focused molecular diagnostics division drawing on technologies and resources from various Bruker Corporation operating companies.”