MUNICH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 17, 2012 — At Analytica 2012, Bruker today announced several new product introductions for the research, industrial and applied markets, designed to deliver confident analyses with increased sensitivity, specificity and productivity, and to push the boundaries of advanced molecular and materials research applications. The new Bruker products introduced at Analytica 2012 include:
LUMOS FTIR microscope (Photo: Business Wire)
Mass Spectrometry and Separations:
SCION™ 436 and 456: Bruker introduces its next-generation gas chromatography (GC) platform - the SCION Series Gas Chromatographs. With over 600 Hz per channel, the new SCION 436-GC and 456-GC set a new standard for data acquisition speed. This advance increases productivity and provides a platform that will inspire further advancement of GC separation technology. Every SCION GC comes with a 9-inch, multi-language touch-panel designed for full GC operation in 13 different languages, making it truly a global instrument.
CompassCDS 3.0: This industry focused, operator-friendly and networked chromatography data system eliminates the costs associated with licensing of named users. With its capacity for customization, CompassCDS provides operators with a powerful tool for a variety of analytical operations. Available as a stand-alone or fully networked client/server application, CompassCDS meets a broad range of customer requirements. Designed for 24/7 production environments with current Windows versions as well as with Virtualized and Citrix metaframe installations, CompassCDS controls all current Bruker gas chromatographs, and GC custom analyzers for specific industrial analytical applications.
ionBooster™: This new high-temperature electrospray ion source boosts the sensitivity of Bruker mass spectrometers for environmental analysis, food testing and forensics. Sensitivity gains for many compounds of 5x to 100x greatly extend the quantitative capabilities of modern accurate-mass mass spectrometers, such as Bruker’s unique maXis™ ultra-high resolution Qq-TOF systems. Inside the ionBooster, an electrospray is maintained at elevated vaporizing temperature to enable enhanced desolvation of analyte ions, even at high flow rates in UHPLC separations. Delivering more efficient ionization, the ionBooster enhances sensitivity and lowers detection limits.
LUMOS™: This new automated stand-alone FTIR microscope is designed to combine best performance for visible inspection and infrared spectral analysis with highest user comfort. Due to the motorization and networking of all moveable components inside the LUMOS, the system provides a high degree of automation. Its intuitive software guides the operator step-by-step through the process of data acquisition. Although the LUMOS is designed to be operated by non-experts for routine applications, its exceptional sensitivity makes it also suitable for highly demanding applications.
HI90™: The new Bruker Hyper-spectral Imaging system HI 90 is an imaging remote chemical sensing system based on the combination of a Michelson interferometer with a focal plane array detector. A major field of applications of the HI 90 system is homeland security. The HI 90 allows fast identification and imaging of hazardous gases from long distances. Other applications range from atmospheric research, geology and volcanology to industrial applications such as leak detection, emissions measurement, and industrial safety. The new HI 90 represents a new ultra-high performance hyper-spectral imaging system in Bruker’s remote sensing product line, which also consists of the Scanning Infrared Gas Imaging System SIGIS 2 for homeland security and scientific applications, the mil-spec 360 degree scanning stand-off detector RAPID, as well as the ultra-high spectral resolution FTIR spectrometer IFS 125 for scientific applications in atmospheric research. Photo
X-ray Spectroscopy and Microanalysis:
Micro-CT Product Line: Following the recent acquisition of SkyScan N.V., the new Bruker microCT business presents its new product line of advanced, high-resolution micro computed tomography (CT) systems for three-dimensional (3D) X-ray imaging. Bruker microCT instruments can be configured for numerous applications in materials research and in the life sciences, including in vivo preclinical animal imaging, in vitro bone and soft tissue imaging, 3D imaging of electronic components, synthetic materials, new devices such as micro-sensors and cardio-stimulators, geological samples, fuel cell components, ceramics, and more. Photo
XFlash®6: The XFlash®
6 is the next generation of silicon drift detectors (SDD) for
energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) on electron microscopes. With
the availability of large detector sizes up to 100 mm2,
energy resolution down to 121 eV, and throughput up to an incredible
600,000 cps, the XFlash®