Bruker BioSciences has ended a two-month quiet spell that began Dec. 20, 2004, when it announced the second phase of a corporate restructuring that began with layoffs in the spring.

The company last week emerged from this apparently self-imposed quiet period when it released its fourth-quarter earnings report, followed by a string of product announcements — including three new mass spectrometers, three mass-spectrometry accessories, and a benchtop machine for high-throughput protein crystallization — at Pittcon in Orlando, Fla.

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