> In May, Bruker completed its acquisition of three product lines from Varian, which become part of the company’s new Bruker Chemical Analysis Division, a business unit of Bruker Daltonics.
Included in this deal, in which Agilent divested certain product lines as part of its deal to acquire Varian, are Varian’s gas chromatography (GC) instrument, GC triple-quadrupole MS system, and the inductively coupled plasma MS system.
At ASMS, Bruker launched a new product in its FLEX™ MALDI-TOF MS series, called the autoflex speed. It utilizes a 1 KHz smartbeam™-II laser, the company’s FlashDetector™ system, and a 4 GS/s digitizer. It offers a broad mass range, >26,000 FWHM resolving power at high throughput, and panoramic (PAN™) technology.
The MALDI Perpetual™ self-cleaning ion source reportedly cleans itself within 15 minutes without breaking the vacuum. Bruker also launched a MALDI source for the solariX™ FTMS. Its dual-ion funnel design allows for switching between MALDI and ESI ion sources.
Based on work with collaborating scientists, Bruker presented studies demonstrating the use of its maxis ETD QqTOF instrument to perform Edmass™ top-down sequencing of intact proteins of >60 kD molecular weight.