Bruker Announces Closing of Michrom Acquisition
News Apr 05, 2011
xAll former Michrom employees have been offered employment by Bruker, and Michrom’s founder, Mr. Kerry Nugent, has joined Bruker as ‘Senior Vice President – Liquid Chromatography’. Michrom has been renamed ‘Bruker-Michrom Inc.’, and will operate out of R&D and manufacturing operations in Auburn, CA and Fremont, CA, as part of the Bruker Chemical & Applied Markets (CAM) division.
Bruker intends to invest in the further development of the proprietary CaptiveSpray™ Ionization (CSI) sources for LC-MS, of HPLC liquid chromatography systems, and of related novel LC accessory, software and consumables products.
The acquisition is not expected to have a material effect on Bruker’s 2011 financials.
In related news, the Bruker CAM division has now moved its GC-MS operations and headquarters out of the previous Varian Walnut Creek, CA facility, and into a major new Bruker Fremont facility. Activities at this expanded facility include GC-MS and LC-MS R&D and manufacturing, as well as applications development, customer demonstrations, service and training for many other Bruker scientific instruments product lines, including NMR, FTIR/Raman, life-science mass spectrometry, GC and LC separations, elemental analysis and X-ray diffraction.