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Bruker Announces Advancement to Phase IIIb of the DHS Autonomous Rapid Facility Chemical Agent Monitor Program

January 11, 2010

spaBILLERICA, Mass., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bruker Detection Corporation today announced that it has advanced to the last phase of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Autonomous Rapid Facility Chemical Agent Monitor (ARFCAM) Research & Development Program which is intended to develop the 3rd generation chemical detection capability for critical infrastructure.

Bruker's ARFCAM is a gas trace detector for the detection of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) based on Bruker's proprietary RAID(TM) Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology. The ARFCAM is specifically designed for long-term monitoring of ambient air for the presence of hazardous chemical vapors in the interior or exterior of critical government buildings, subways, airports and other facilities.

With its own R&D investment, Bruker has also developed a novel, combined Drugs and Explosives trace detector, called the DE-tector(TM), for airport and other check-point applications. The DE-tector uses Bruker's next-generation RAID(TM) IMS technology with breakthrough improvements in technology and detection algorithms for even further improved detection capabilities, specificity and analytical robustness. The DE-tector, which is being launched in 2010,is expectedto represent a major leap forward in explosives trace detection using next-generation IMS technology with selectivity and specificity that approaches that of mass spectrometry. The DE-tectorcontinues to benefit from the high sensitivity, robust and easy operation, small size and relatively low cost of previous Bruker high-performance IMS systems.

Mr. Frank Thibodeau, Vice President of Bruker Detection Corporation, commented: "The ARFCAM R&D program consisted of a challenging competitive and incremental development of chemical detection technology under demanding environments which pushed the limits of chemical point detection systems. The Bruker ARFCAM prototype has performed very well in this development program and has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for final development and field testing in Phase IIIb. We are delighted to have been selected for the final phase of ARFCAM, and believe that Bruker's robust and proven RAID(TM) IMS technology, unsurpassed detection capability, and proprietary industry-leading false-alarm suppression have led to this award. These technological features are also built into our industry-leading RAID(TM)-M handheld detector, RAID(TM)-XP portable combined chemical and gamma radiation detector, RAID(TM)-S2 shipboard detector, as well as our RAID(TM)-AFMAutonomous Facility Monitor for critical building and infrastructure protection."


Bruker Detection is a leading, global manufacturer and provider of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) detection solutions for homeland and airport security markets. For more information about Bruker's CBRNE Detection Business and Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), visit


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Vice President
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