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Bruker to Acquire Carestream’s Preclinical In-vivo Imaging Business

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:43am
The Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. & BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2012--Carestream Health and Bruker have entered into an agreement for Bruker to purchase the preclinical in-vivo imaging equipment product portfolio and related assets from Carestream’s Molecular Imaging business. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

As part of the transaction, the majority of Carestream employees involved in the preclinical in-vivo imaging business will be offered the opportunity to join Bruker. It is anticipated that the transaction will close in the next several weeks.

Carestream will retain the remaining assets of its Molecular Imaging business, including its life science X-ray film product lines and its Gel Logic and Image Station in-vitro imaging equipment product portfolio. Carestream will continue operating its life science X-ray film business, and will continue to support its in-vitro product customers with service and parts. New production of its Gel Logic and Image Station in-vitro products will be discontinued.

Dr. Werner Maas, President of Bruker BioSpin Corporation, commented: “We are excited about adding Carestream's in-vivo imaging systems to our preclinical imaging product portfolio. We believe that Carestream’s optical molecular imaging product line will complement our other preclinical solutions, presently consisting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI) and X-ray micro computed tomography (microCT). We also welcome the talented Carestream in-vivo employees to Bruker, and look forward to their contributions.” Distributors and customers with questions concerning Carestream’s Gel Logic and Image Station products and services are asked to please contact 1-877-747-4357.

About Carestream Health Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or visit www.carestream.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

Follow Carestream Health online: http://www.twitter.com/carestream http://www.youtube.com/carestreamhealth1 http://blog.carestreamhealth.com/ http://www.facebook.com/carestream About Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) Bruker Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial and applied analysis.

For more information about Bruker Corporation, please visit www.bruker.com.

CONTACT: Carestream Robert Salmon, 585-627-6560 robert.salmon@carestream.com or Bruker Corporation Stacey Desrochers, 978-663-3660, ext. 1115 stacey.desrochers@bruker.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES PHARMACEUTICAL OTHER HEALTH RESEARCH MEDICAL SUPPLIES SCIENCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Bruker Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 09/21/2012 11:43 AM/DISC: 09/21/2012 11:43 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120921005667/

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