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Bruker Expands Ascend(TM) NMR Magnet Series for Higher Performance, Easier Siting and More Economic Operation

April 11, 2011

ASILOMAR, Calif., Apr 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the 52nd ENC, Bruker announced the extension of its Ascend(TM) series of higher performance and even more compact NMR magnets, now covering a range from 400 MHz to 850 MHz. The Ascend magnet product line builds on the key advantages of Bruker's well-established UltraShield(TM) Plus magnets, with further innovations for superior performance and greater convenience. Ascend magnets feature advanced superconductors and proprietary magnet technology which together enable the design of smaller, lighter magnet coils, resulting in a further significant reduction in physical size, weight, magnetic stray field, drift and cryogen consumption. Ascend magnets are therefore even easier to site, even safer to run and less expensive to operate.

Bruker's unique and further improved External Disturbance Suppression (EDS) technology provides outstanding suppression of external magnetic field disturbances, making Ascend magnets ideal for challenging urban environments and space-restricted laboratories. In addition, Bruker's proprietary superconducting joint technology yields improved drift behavior with now only 10 parts per billion (ppb) drift per hour. The previous generation of magnets had 50% higher drift specifications. These new lowest drift rates translate into the best overall magnetic field stability which is very important for demanding NMR experiments.

With their reduced physical size and weight, the new Ascend magnets make important contributions to environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs due significant reductions in Ascend Helium consumption of up to 50%, compared to previous generations of Bruker magnets.

Ascend magnets are compatible with new and recent Bruker NMR probes, spectrometers, automation technology and software, for integrated high performance NMR systems used in structural biology, small molecule and materials research applications. Access for submitting NMR samples has just become much easier, using the optional new SampleCase(TM), the first NMR automation solution that provides easy, safe and convenient sample insertion at user height, and is wheel-chair accessible.

"Built on the proven reliability, performance and wealth of experience gained from thousands of UltraShield magnet installations worldwide, the Ascend magnet series is designed with unique additional protective features for both magnet and user safety," commented Dr. Rene Jeker, Managing Director of Bruker BioSpin in Faellanden, Switzerland. "We are excited that all the latest Bruker NMR magnet technologies have now been incorporated into one new magnet series, resulting in unsurpassed performance, convenience, reliability and minimum operational costs."

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