April 2, 2012 - BUSINESS WIRE -- Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) acquired all of the shares of SkyScan N.V., a scientific instruments company serving materials science and life sciences/pre-clinical imaging needs.
SkyScan makes advanced, high-resolution micro computed tomography (micro-CT) systems for 3D X-ray imaging, including 3D imaging of electronic components; synthetic materials, ceramics, and other materials; new devices such as microsensors and fuel cells; and medical and geological applications.
Financial details of the buy were not disclosed, but Bruker expects it to add approximately $13 million in revenue for the remainder of 2012. SkyScan will be renamed Bruker microCT NV, providing CT instruments under the SkyScan brand. It will operate at its Belgium facility under the same management, with founder and CEO Dr. Alexander Sasov taking on the title managing director and CEO. Bruker will invest in additional micro-CT applications and demo centers worldwide.
SkyScan micro-CT 3D X-ray imaging tools will now be sold through Bruker’s global distribution and customer service capabilities to materials research, preclinical imaging, and SEM customers. Bruker will select current SkyScan distributors to continue supplying their countries/market segments.
Bruker Corporation provides high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis. For more information about Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR), visit www.bruker.com.
SkyScan N.V. designs, manufactures, markets and services instruments for 3D X-ray micro-CT imaging for customers in materials and life science. For more information, visit www.skyscan.be.