Bruker closes pair of acquisitions

Nov. 17, 2005 – Bruker AXS Inc. announced the closing of two acquisitions in the X-ray microanalysis market.

On October 14 and October 26, Bruker had announced agreements for the acquisition of Roentec AG and the microanalysis business of Princeton Gamma-Tech Instruments Inc., respectively. Bruker announced it has closed on the two transactions and has now combined the two units into a newly created Bruker AXS Microanalysis business unit.

The company also said it has integrated the management teams of both microanalysis units, and announced the appointments of Thomas Schuelein, previously with Roentec, as vice president for microanalysis and Douglas Skinner, previously with PGT, as assistant vice president for microanalysis.

Applications of microanalysis include nanotechnology and advanced materials research, as well as materials analysis and quality control.


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