Press Release Summary:
SMART BREEZE(TM) provides users with compact x-ray crystallography system that includes air-cooled SMART BREEZE 4K CCD X-ray detector, compact goniometer, and X-ray generator. Also included, AutoStructure(TM) software enables fully automatic 3D structure determination of organic and coordination molecules from x-ray data. Product is suited for synthetic chemistry research groups as well as chemistry teaching facilities.
Original Press Release:
Bruker AXS Announces SMART BREEZE(TM), an Affordable and Exceptionally Easy-to-Use X-Ray Crystallography System for Automated Molecular 3D Structure Analysis
MADISON, Wisconsin -- September 12, 2005 -- Bruker AXS Inc. today announces the launch of SMART BREEZE(TM), a compact and affordable X-ray crystallography system, which features Bruker AXS' latest addition to its award-winning X-ray detectors, the air-cooled SMART BREEZE 4K CCD detector, as well as a compact goniometer and X-ray generator. The SMART BREEZE system features the ground-breaking new AutoStructure(TM) software for fully automatic 3D structure determination of organic and coordination molecules from X-ray data.
The SMART BREEZE's advanced CCD technology allows it to be air-cooled for low maintenance while offering a very high level of data quality, superior to most conventional water-cooled detectors. This novel system with its intuitive and automated software for structure determination is ideal for synthetic chemistry research groups, as well as for chemistry teaching facilities.
Dr. Michael Ruf, Director of Chemical Crystallography Software at Bruker AXS, stated: "X-ray crystallography has never been easier. After having defined the high-performance end of the chemical crystallography market for many years with cutting-edge hardware and software technology, we are now very excited to be able to offer a lower-cost system with truly automated, robust structure determination software. The innovative SMART BREEZE system finally opens the door to crystallographic structure determination for non-experts. We expect that easy and fast access to unambiguous structural confirmation of new compounds will have a rather significant impact on the world of synthetic chemistry."
About Bruker Biosciences (NASDAQ: BRKR)
Bruker BioSciences Corporation, headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, is the publicly traded parent company of Bruker AXS Inc. and Bruker Daltonics Inc. Bruker AXS is a leading worldwide developer and provider of advanced X-ray systems which provide solutions for molecular and elemental analysis by X-ray crystallography, X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence. Its integrated systems, which have particular application in the life-science and materials-science fields, provide customers with high throughput capabilities to determine the 3D structure of specific molecules, such as proteins, and to characterize and determine the composition of materials. Bruker Daltonics is a leading provider of innovative life science tools based on mass spectrometry. Please visit www.bruker-axs.com
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