Profile: Bruker Corp (BRKR.OQ)
Bruker Corporation, incorporated on February 4, 2000, is a developer, manufacturer and distributor of scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions that enable its customers to explore life and materials at microscopic, molecular and cellular levels. The Company's segments include Bruker Scientific Instruments (BSI) and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST). The Company's products address the evolving needs of an array of customers in life science research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, applied markets, cell biology, clinical research, microbiology, in-vitro diagnostics, nanotechnology and materials science research. Its technology platforms include magnetic resonance technologies, mass spectrometry technologies, gas and liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry technologies, X-ray technologies, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology technology, fluorescence optical microscopy and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. It also develops, manufactures and distributes a range of field analytical systems for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) detection. It also develops, manufactures and markets high and low temperature superconducting materials and devices based primarily on metallic low temperature superconductors.
Within BSI, the Company is organized into three segments: the Bruker BioSpin Group, the Bruker Chemicals, Applied Markets, Life Science, In-Vitro Diagnostics, Detection (CALID) Group and the Bruker Nano Group. The Bruker BioSpin Group comprises the Bruker Magnetic Resonance, Applied Industrial and Clinical, Preclinical Imaging and Service and Lifecycle Support Divisions, and designs, manufactures and distributes enabling life science tools based on magnetic resonance technology.
Bruker BioSpin Group also manufactures and sells single and multiple modality systems using magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission tomography (SPECT), computed tomography (CT), magnetic particle imaging (MPI) and optical imaging technologies to preclinical markets. Bruker BioSpin Group's products, which have particular application in structural proteomics, drug discovery, pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and production, and food and materials science fields, provide customers with the ability to determine the structure, dynamics, and function of specific molecules, such as proteins, and to characterize and determine the composition of mixtures.
The Bruker CALID Group comprises the Bruker Daltonics Division, the Bruker Detection and Bruker Optics Divisions. The Bruker Daltonics Division primarily designs, manufactures and distributes life science mass spectrometry, instruments that can be integrated and used along with other sample preparation or chromatography instruments. These products are used in research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology development and clinical diagnostic settings. The Bruker Detection Division supplies various systems based on mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy and radiological/nuclear detectors for CBRNE detection in emergency response, homeland security and defense applications. The Bruker Optics Division manufactures and distributes research, analytical and process analysis instruments and solutions based on infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. These products are utilized in industry, government and academia for a range of applications and solutions for life science, pharmaceutical, food and agricultural analysis, quality control and process analysis applications. It also utilizes Fourier transform and dispersive Raman measurement techniques on a range of laboratory and process spectrometers. Customers of Bruker CALID Group include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions, medical schools, nonprofit or for-profit forensics, agriculture, food and beverage safety, environmental and clinical microbiology laboratories, hospitals and government departments and agencies.
The Bruker Nano Group comprises the Bruker AXS, Bruker Nano Surfaces, Bruker Nano Analytics and Bruker Semiconductor Divisions. The Bruker AXS Division designs, manufactures and distributes X-ray instruments that use electromagnetic radiation with short wavelengths to determine the characteristics of matter and the three-dimensional structure of molecules. This includes a product portfolio that comprises instruments based on X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray micro computed tomography (uCT), as well as spark optical emission spectroscopy systems (S-OES) used to analyze the concentration of elements in metallic samples. Its products include atomic force microscopy instrumentation. Such instruments provide atomic or near atomic resolution of surface topography and mechanical, electrical and chemical information using nano scale probes. In addition, the Bruker Nano Surfaces Division provides fluorescence optical microscopy instruments for multi-photon, multipoint scanning confocal, three dimensional (3D) super-resolution studies in life science. It also provides non-contact nanometer resolution topography through white light interferometry and stylus profilometry. The Bruker Nano Analytics Division manufactures and markets analytical tools for electron microscopes, including energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (EDS), electron backscatter diffraction systems (EBSD) and uCT accessories, as well as mobile and bench-top micro X-ray fluorescence (uXRF), total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (TXRF) and handheld, portable and mobile X-ray fluorescence (HMP-XRF) spectrometry instruments. The Bruker Semiconductor Division manufactures and markets X-ray metrology and defect-detection equipment for semiconductor process control. Customers of Bruker Nano Group include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, governmental customers, nanotechnology companies, semiconductor companies, raw material manufacturers, industrial companies and other businesses involved in materials analysis.
BEST designs, manufactures and distributes superconducting materials, primarily metallic low temperature superconductors, for use in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, fusion energy research and other applications. It also develops, manufactures and markets ceramic, second generation high temperature superconductors for energy technology and magnet research applications. Additionally, BEST develops, manufactures and markets devices and tools based primarily on metallic low temperature superconductors that have applications in big science research, including radio frequency accelerator cavities and modules, power couplers and linear accelerators. BEST also manufactures and sells non-superconducting technology tools, such as synchrotron and beamline instrumentation, principally to customers engaged in materials research and big science research projects.
The Company competes with JEOL, Oxford Instruments, Perkin Elmer, Mediso, Trifoil, MR Solutions, RS2D, Fuji Film, Danaher, Agilent, GE-Healthcare, Waters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Shimadzu, Hitachi, Biomerieux, Smiths Detection, PerkinElmer, Inc., Foss, ABB Bomem, Buchi, Jasco, Rigaku, Ametek, PANalytical, Olympus, Nikon, Zeiss, Luvata, Jastec Co., Ltd., Furukawa, Superconductor Technologies Inc., SuNam Co., Ltd., Zanon, Mitsubishi Electric, AES, Thales, Toshiba and CPI International.
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