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Web Date: July 28, 2014

Bruker To Exit Ailing Instrument Businesses

Steps include stopping sales of stand-alone gas chromatography systems and seeking buyers for two businesses
Department: Business
Keywords: Mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, sale, financial performance

Because of “significant losses” over the past four years, scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp. plans to stop selling some instrument lines and intends to divest others, including its inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) business. The instruments are used in food, energy, and environmental testing.

Most of the businesses formerly belonged to instrument maker Varian. Agilent Technologies sold them to Bruker for $38 million in 2010 following its acquisition of Varian. . . .

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