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BEIJING—During the BCEIA 2007 conference, Bruker BioSciences Corp. and the Bruker BioSpin group of companies announced the official opening of their new modern applications, demonstration and customer training laboratory in Beijing, showcasing a wide selection of novel life science and materials research, as well as industrial analysis systems.
"Our new and expanded demonstration facility provides the opportunity for scientists to investigate a wide range of applications on our innovative systems, together with obtaining training, demonstrations and advice from Bruker's highly qualified and experienced Beijing team of application scientists," says Clive Seymour, Bruker Daltonics vice president for Asia-Pacific. "We will provide workshops and training courses here to ensure that our customers gain the maximum benefit from their Bruker products and solutions."
The new facility includes sample preparation areas and laboratory space equipped with the latest systems available from each of the Bruker companies, including nuclear magnetic resonance, MALDI-TOF/TOF and FT-IR spectrometers; an ion trap for post translational modification studies; X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluor-escence systems and more.
Some other highlights of the equipment at the new center include Bruker Optics FT-NIR instruments for pharmaceutical quality control in support of the over 300 Bruker FT-NIR instruments already in use by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration to screen for counterfeit drugs, as well as a Bruker Optics minispec TD-NMR instrument for food quality control applications, such as edible oils analysis.
"This enhanced training and demonstration capacity in Beijing plays a key part in our plans to provide the best technical support for our rapid growth in China," says Werner Schittenhelm, who is responsible for the Asia Pacific business of the Bruker BioSpin Group. "Our commitment to the Chinese scientific and industrial community is further emphasized by this major investment in a state-of-the-art demonstration, training and support facility here in Beijing." u