Bruker has acquired XGLab S.r.l., a company that develops and manufactures analytical instruments for applications in the field of X-ray spectrometry and imaging, as well as advanced electronics for X-ray and Gamma radiation detection. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
XGLab, a spin-off of the Politecnico diMilano, introduced its portable small-spot X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer ELIO in 2012, followed by the macro-XRF scanner CRONO in 2014. Both instruments, as well as the recently introduced combined XRF and Raman analyzer, XRAMAN, serve the need for in-situ characterization in art and conservation science, forensics, material science, and process control. XGLab also supplies the CUBE, a highly innovative and unique preamplifier based on CMOS technology for various X-ray and gamma ray detectors.
XGLab instruments perfectly fit into Bruker's portfolio of handheld and mobile spectrometers for elemental analysis and imaging, and will allow Bruker to serve their customers in many application fields even better, particularly in art and conservation, and materials research. XGLab will continue to operate under its current name and management, and is also looking forward to expand its read-out and signal processing OEM business with existing and additional partners.