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Bruker Secures Major Contract for DE-tector™ Explosives Trace Detector

May 14, 2015

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced that it has secured a contract for the supply of one hundred (100) units of the DE-tector™ explosives trace detection (ETD) system for use at selected airports in Germany, including at the international Frankfurt Airport (FRA). This contract award followed the DE-tector system having successfully met the new European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process of Security Equipment (CEP) for airport checkpoint screening of passengers and baggage. The DE-tector was the first European-built explosives trace detection instrument to pass the demanding ECAC testing protocol, established to set standards for the performance of security equipment across the forty four member nations of ECAC.

Bruker's DE-tector, an ECAC-CEP Certified benchtop explosives and narcotics trace detector with outs ...

Bruker's DE-tector, an ECAC-CEP Certified benchtop explosives and narcotics trace detector with outstanding performance. (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Norbert Kloepper, Head of the Bruker Detection Division ETD business, remarked: “Following an international tender, we are very pleased that the Germany Ministry of the Interior has selected Bruker’s DE-tector system, as well as our proposal for service and support. We are looking forward to delivering the systems and meeting our client’s expectations.”

The DE-tector is a benchtop explosives trace detection instrument based on Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS). Using a patented, non-radioactive HEPI™-source, the DE-tector lowers the administrative and compliance burden on our customers significantly. Thanks to pioneering developments in IMS, this new system provides exceptional trace detection capabilities whilst maintaining an exceptionally low false alarm rate. An intuitive ‘traffic light’ user interface and minimized user interaction resulting from the incorporation of automatic calibration, along with a 12-month maintenance cycle, reduces the total cost of training, maintenance and operation.

About Bruker Corporation

For more than 50 years, Bruker has enabled scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific research instruments and high-value analytical solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, and in microscopy, nano-analysis and industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical research, microbiology and molecular diagnostics. For more information, please visit:

The Bruker Detection Division is a leading provider for mobile, ruggedized and user-friendly CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) detection systems and solutions. For more information on the DE-tector, please visit:

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