Bruker acquires Anasys to improve Raman and FTIR spectrometry offerings

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Bruker, a US manufacturer of scientific instruments for molecular and materials research, has acquired Anasys Instruments, a privately held company that develops and manufactures nanoscale infrared spectroscopy and thermal measurement instruments.

The acquisition, for which financial details were not disclosed, will augment Bruker’s portfolio of Raman and FTIR spectrometers, as well as its offering of nanoscale surface science instruments, such as atomic force microscopy and white-light interferometric 3D microscopy.

‘We are very excited to add this strategic, high-growth area to our portfolio of nanoscale microscopy and spectroscopy measurement products,’ said Dr Mark Munch, president of the Bruker Nano Group. ‘There are tremendous application and technology synergies that will benefit our customers.’

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Anasys Instruments specialises in photothermal IR spectroscopy from the nanoscale to the sub-micron and macro scales. Its nanoIR products, which have recently been improved to offer 10-nanometre resolution, are used by premier academic and industrial scientists and engineers in soft-matter and hard-matter materials science, as well as in life science applications.

‘We are very happy to have found a company like Bruker to take the business to the next level,’ added Roshan Shetty, co-founder and former CEO of Anasys. ‘We feel that Bruker’s history in innovative instrument research, and Bruker’s global reach will build on our own history of unique and pioneering achievements in thermal and nanoIR measurements.’