Mar. 15, 2019
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Bruker Announces Acquisition of Scientific Software Provider Arxspan

Bruker announced that it has acquired Arxspan, a provider of cloud-based scientific software and workflow solutions, based in Southborough, Massachusetts. Arxspan is known for its line of cloud-based products for the management of research data under the Arxlab brand. The company has a focus on serving pharmaceutical and biopharma customers. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bruker can now provide a range of software tools for customers in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, biopharma and analytical laboratory markets. Together with the Mestrelab strategic partnership and majority investment, the acquisition of Arxspan will allow Bruker to offer state-of-the-art chemistry and biopharma software tools, supporting discovery and development.

Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Falko Busse, Group President for Bruker Biospin, stated: "The Arxspan acquisition, coupled with our strategic partnership with Mestrelab, positions Bruker firmly in the field of cloud-based, scientific software for our chemistry and pharma customers. Bruker is committed to providing intuitive end-to-end solutions that make analysis and knowledge extraction in scientific research faster and easier. Our new software solutions enable our biopharma customers to increase their productivity in drug discovery and development.

"Peter Rosati, the CEO and a co-founder of Arxspan, commented: "We are excited that Arxspan is now part of a leading global life science tools company. The merger with Bruker will increase our footprint and help us support and grow our increasingly global customer base. We are focused on showing immediate benefits of the merger to our pharma and biopharma customers. Arxspan's proven enterprise SaaS platform will be a solid foundation for Bruker's chemistry and biology informatics offerings."

About Arxspan LLC
Arxspan LLC was founded in 2011 to deliver cloud-based scientific informatics tools to customers around the globe. That same year, Arxspan's multi-tenant cloud Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) was released to customers in the academia and biotech market place.

The ELN was launched with an enterprise-level feature set designed to support small biotech start-ups as well as global pharma. Arxspan released the integrated Registration module in 2013 in collaboration with multiple customers. In 2017, Arxspan released the Workflow module to enable close coordination of compound/biologic request and fulfillment between companies and their external collaborators.

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