Bruker Corp was incorporated in Delaware and is a designer and manufacturer of proprietary life science and materials research systems and associated products that address the rapidly evolving needs of customers in life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, clinical and molecular diagnostics research, and materials and chemical analysis in various industries and government applications. Its technology platforms include magnetic resonance technologies, mass spectrometry technologies, gas chromatography technologies, X-ray technologies, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology technology, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. The Company manufactures and distributes field analytical systems for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives, or CBRNE, detection. It also designs, manufactures and markets high and low temperature superconducting materials and devices based on metallic low temperature superconductors. The Company is organized into four operating segments: the Bruker BioSpin Group, the Bruker CALID Group, the Bruker MAT Group, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies division. The Bruker BioSpin Group combines the Bruker Magnetic Resonance and Preclinical Imaging divisions and designs, manufactures and distributes enabling life science tools based on magnetic resonance and preclinical imaging technologies. The Bruker CALID Group combines the Bruker Life Sciences and Clinical, Bruker Chemical and Applied Markets, Bruker Detection and Bruker Optics divisions. It designs, manufactures and distributes life science mass spectrometry instruments that can be integrated and used along with other sample preparation or chromatography instruments, as well as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive detection products and instruments based on Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. The Bruker MAT Group combines the Bruker AXS, Bruker Nano Surfaces, Bruker Nano Analytics and Bruker Elemental divisions and designs, manufactures and distributes spectroscopy and microscopy instruments for the analysis of composition and structure in material science and life science samples. The Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies division develops and produces low temperature superconductor and high temperature superconductor materials for use in magnet technology and energy applications as well as linear accelerators, accelerator cavities, insertion devices, other accelerator components and specialty superconducting magnets for physics and energy research and a variety of other scientific applications. Company maintains direct sales forces throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia. It also utilizes indirect sales channels to reach customers. It also has various international distributors, independent sales representatives, and various other representatives in parts of Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Company have broad and diversified life sciences customer base, which is composed of end-users and includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology, proteomics, molecular diagnostics, food/feed/agricultural and fine chemical companies, as well as commercial laboratories, university laboratories, medical schools and other not-for-profit research institutions and government laboratories. It also sells to a number of semiconductor, polymer, automotive, cement, steel, aluminum and combinatorial materials design companies. It competes with companies that provide analytical or automation tools based on other technologies. The Company's intellectual property consists of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how, and trademarks. Company complies with federal, state, and local environmental protection regulations.
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