July 3, 2018

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Lactotronic to Expand Technology and Product Portfolio for Food Analysis in the Dairy Industry


MIRA milk analyzer for the determination of fat, protein and lactose

DRACHTEN, The Netherlands – July 3, 2018 –

Bruker announced today that it has acquired the business of Lactotronic B.V., a Dutch developer and manufacturer of analytical instruments for the dairy industry, with 25 years of experience in milk analysis.  Financial details were not disclosed.

Lactotronic offers high quality and high precision analytical equipment for milk laboratories, including the MIRA™ milk analyzer, to standardize routine milk analysis processes.  Its analytical instruments improve milk quality control, as well as the verification of dairy end products, in order to increase production efficiency.

Bruker and Lactotronic have been collaborating on a high-end FT-NIR dairy analyzer capable of analyzing various sample types, from liquid milk products, to solid and semi-solid dairy products.  The acquisition will enable further product developments for dairy and milk quality control analyzers.

Urban Faeh, the President of the Bruker Optics division, stated:  "As we expand in the food analysis markets, the acquisition of Lactotronic accelerates our development of solutions for milk and dairy analysis, and expands our dairy market presence.  The Lactotronic technologies expand our food analysis offerings, and we welcome the talented Lactotronic team with their valuable expertise and long experience in milk analysis."

Sietze Sietzema, the Founder of Lactotronic, commented:  "The Lactotronic team is proud to become part of Bruker.  We believe that Bruker provides the environment for ongoing developments in dairy analysis solutions, and we are pleased to further broaden the food analysis capabilities of Bruker."


About Lactotronic BV

Lactotronic is a company specialized in the development, manufacturing and distribution of analytical instruments for the dairy industry.  The company focuses on providing laboratory equipment for the analysis of milk and milk products for their main constitutes. Lactotronic offers high quality and high precision equipment for milk laboratories to improve milk quality control, as well as the verification of end products in order to increase their production efficiency.


About Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR)

Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life.  Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels.  In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity and customer success in life science molecular research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, and in industrial applications, as well as in cell biology, preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics and proteomics research and clinical microbiology. 

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