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Excillum and Bruker AXS Announce Collaboration to Develop X-ray Diffraction Solutions based on Novel Extremely Bright X-ray Source

March 18, 2010

STOCKHOLM & KARLSRUHE, Germany, Mar 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Excillum and Bruker AXS today announced an exclusive collaboration to develop and market a unique new metal-jet X-ray source for X-ray diffraction applications. This novel source is the fruit of many years of research at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It is more than ten times brighter than the most powerful laboratory sources available. This unequalled brightness can greatly benefit any experiment that currently employs a rotating anode generator (RAG) source. Despite this unparalleled performance, the new source also features a cost of ownership which is very competitive with conventional RAG technology. Applications of interest include protein structure determination via X-ray crystallography, small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and GI-SAXS) and all experiments where ultra-high X-ray flux on a small spot is essential.

Dr. Oscar Hemberg, CEO of Excillum, noted: "We are excited to work with Bruker AXS, a world leader in X-ray diffraction, to bring this new technology to the market. We believe the unprecedented brightness of this new source will allow researchers to bring many experiments, which previously could only be accomplished at a synchrotron beamline, into the home laboratory."

"We are looking forward to combining Excillum's cutting-edge source technology with Bruker AXS' comprehensive and best-in-class new product platform for X-ray diffraction," said Dr. Frank Burgaezy, Co-President of Bruker AXS. "This winning combination will open the doors to new laboratory applications for many researchers around the globe."

About Excillum:

Excillum was founded in 2007 as a spin-off company from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Excillum develops, designs, and manufactures extreme-brightness microfocus X-ray sources for demanding applications. For more information about Excillum, please visit www.excillum.com.

About Bruker AXS:

For more information about Bruker AXS and Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), please visit www.bruker.com.

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Principle of high brightness liquid-metal-jet X-ray source.

SOURCE: Bruker AXS

Bruker AXS
Dr. Lutz Brügemann, +49 721 595-4307
Director of R&D and Marketing
Lutz.Bruegemann@bruker-axs.de