Apr. 02, 2012
Bruker Corporation announced that it has acquired all of the shares of SkyScan N.V., a scientific instruments company located near Antwerp, Belgium. Financial details were not disclosed. For the remainder for 2012, the acquisition of SkyScan is expected to add approximately US-$ 13 million to Bruker's revenue and to be accretive to EPS by about US-$ 0.01. SkyScan's revenue is derived approximately 50% from materials science and 50% from life science and preclinical imaging applications.
moreFeb. 13, 2012
To obtain volumetric information on the chemical composition inside objects, a full-field micro X-ray fluorescence (microXRF) imaging technique has been implemented. Opposed to the traditional point-by-point methods using confocal imaging, this new method collects complete 2D XRF projections of 3D objects without any scanning. And in contrast with EDX surface mapping in an SEM, having complete information from the entire volume allows creating 3D XRF images non-destructively by tomographic reconstruction.