Volume 92 Issue 31 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 4, 2014 | Web Date: July 31, 2014

Instrument Maker Bruker To Exit Ailing Businesses

Business Setback: Firm seeks buyer for money-losing operations and ends sales of stand-alone gas chromatography systems
Department: Business
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: Mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, sale, financial performance

Citing “significant losses,” scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp. says it will stop selling some instrument lines and divest others, including its inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) business. The product lines, bought from Agilent Technologies four years ago, are used in food, energy, and environmental testing.

Bruker will immediately stop selling stand-alone gas chromatography systems and GC/single-quadrupole MS systems. The firm also says it is seeking a buyer for its ICP/MS . . .

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