Bruker AXS Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award For Innovative VANTEC(TM)-2000 X-ray Detector Used in Materials Science Research

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2005--Bruker AXS Inc., a leading global provider of advanced X-ray solutions for life and advanced materials sciences, announced today that R&D Magazine has selected its VANTEC-2000 detector for a 2005 R&D 100 Award, which recognizes the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace during the past year.

"Since its introduction, the VANTEC-2000 has dramatically boosted the performance of X-ray diffraction (XRD) detectors for materials research. It combines low noise, high sensitivity, excellent spatial resolution and dynamic range with real-time data acquisition. This even allows for snapshot and movie mode acquisition in a virtually maintenance-free detector, that is unrivalled in the XRD marketplace," stated Uwe Preckwinkel, the Bruker AXS U.S. XRD Product Manager.

“provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year”

Unlike older XRD detector technologies, the VANTEC-2000 measures the two-dimensional X-ray diffraction pattern from a sample. The result allows for the calculation of a wide variety of physical parameters in a broad range of sample types. Because of its unique capability to detect individual photons at up to 2 million counts per second, the detector is ideal for the analysis of weakly and/or strongly scattering samples - including smallest sample traces, single crystals, epitaxial thin films, coatings, rocks, polymers, metals, steel, wood, plastics, liquids, nanomaterials and more.

The award, selected by an independent panel of judges and the editors of R&D Magazine, "provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year," explained the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Tim Studt.

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 systems, which have particular application in the life science, materials science and nanotechnology research fields, provide customers with high-throughput capabilities to determine small molecule and protein structures, or to characterize and determine the composition and properties of advanced and nano-materials. For more information, please visit www.bruker-axs.com.

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Contacts

Bruker AXS Inc.
Uwe Preckwinkel, 608-276-3000
Uwe.Preckwinkel@bruker-axs.com

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