Product News: Bruker Announces New High-Performance Scientific Instruments and Analytical Solutions for Life-Science Research, Industrial and Applied Markets at Pittcon 2013At Pittcon 2013, Bruker today announced numerous new product introductions for research, industrial and applied markets, designed to deliver more confident analyses with increased sensitivity, specificity and productivity, as well as novel scientific capabilities which expand the boundaries of molecular and materials research. The new Bruker products introduced at Pittcon 2013 include:
• aurora™ Elite
This new ultra-sensitive Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) for trace elemental detection features unprecedented 1.5 gigahertz per parts per million (1.5 GHz / ppm) sensitivity for precise and accurate quantification at single digit ppt levels and below.
• EVOQ™ Qube and Elite
The new LC-triple quadrupole (LC-TQ) mass spectrometers, the high-performance EVOQ Qube and the ultra-high sensitivity EVOQ Elite, are setting new standards for analytical performance and quantitative robustness.
• Helium-Free SCION Gas Chromatographs
Bruker launches new versions of its SCION 436 and 456 gas chromatographs (GCs) configured for the use of hydrogen as the carrier gas. Responding to the rising cost of Helium gas, Bruker has released these GC systems to use less expensive hydrogen gas.
• COMPACT Qq-TOF
Bruker introduces Instant Expertise™ in high-resolution LC-MS/MS with the new COMPACT mass spectrometer. The COMPACT is a bench-top accurate mass Qq-TOF LC-MS/MS system providing new class-defining sensitivity and enhanced dynamic range with Instant Expertise features.
The new TANGO-T FT-NIR (Fourier Transform Near Infrared) spectrometer designed especially for measuring liquid samples in transmission mode complements Bruker’s TANGO-R system for measuring solids in reflection mode, a best-seller with already more than 100 systems operating successfully in various industries.
• Open Path Air Monitoring System OPS
The new Open Path Air Monitoring System OPS is designed for ambient air analysis. The OPS FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer) sends a modulated infrared beam from the base unit to a reflector and analyses the returning spectrum.
The ContourGT-K 3D optical microscope offers imaging and metrology for the widest range of surfaces, and sets a new industry standard in design and cost for surface metrology performance.
• TITAN Detector Shield™
This unique accessory protects the detector window of the S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzer from being punctured by sharp objects like scrap shavings and wires, without affecting its rapid and accurate elemental analysis of almost any material.
• SkyScan 1272
This innovative high-resolution X-ray micro-CT 3D microscope for materials and life science applications can visualize up to 200 Megapixel (14,450x14,450 pixels) virtual slices through objects.
Frank H. Laukien, Ph.D., Bruker's President and CEO, commented: “At Pittcon 2013, Bruker continues to set the pace in our industry for world-class Innovation with Integrity for our global customer base. With compact, easy-to-use, affordable, yet high performance products we gain access to broader markets and expand our presence in quality control, applied and industrial markets, while maintaining our excellent reputation in the scientific research community.”