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Bruker, Univ. of Warwick in Mass Spec Collaboration

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker has established a long-term collaboration with the University of Warwick to develop applications and fundamental instrument technology in the area of extreme resolution mass spectrometry.

Warwick Professor Peter O'Connor will head the effort to develop new instrumentation, said Bruker. The university recently acquired Bruker's new solariX 12 Tesla FTMS system and its maxis UHR-TOF system.

Further details regarding the collaboration and financial terms were not disclosed.

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