Welcome to the August issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter.

This month's news are headed by press releases from instrument manufacturers. The Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is one of the major detection techniques for speciation analysis (see our chapters on Tools for Speciation Analysis). Bruker announce three weeks ago that the company is looking to sell off its ICP-MS business, because the Chemical & Applied Markets (CAM) division, which houses this and other products, has generated significant losses for the last four years, with little prospect of near-term profitability (see the News below).

This week Analytik Jena (AJ) announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker Corporation. Recently (at the Analytica in Munich in April this year) had entered the Plasma Spectrometry market by introducing its PQ 9000 High-Resolution Array ICP-OES. With the acquisition of the ICP-MS business from Bruker, AJ expects to close an important technological gap and will be in position to offer their customers a much broader portfolio of elemental spectrometry systems (see the News below).

For most of you, holidays are now over and important events are ahead (see the agenda of events).

EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

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Analytik Jena AG Signs Agreement to Acquire Bruker’s ICP-MS Business
Analytik Jena AG, a leading manufacturer of analytical measuring technology, life science instruments and optoelectronics, yesterday announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR).

EU Commission consults on chromium VI in toys
Yesterday (August 4), the European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) launched a consultation on the preliminary opinion on chromium VI in toys.

Instrument manufacturer Bruker to exit underperforming instrument lines
Bruker announced a few days ago (see the announcement dated July 23) the decision to reduce its Chemical & Applied Markets (CAM) Division product portfolio. As a result of this decision, Bruker will stop selling its stand-alone GC systems and its single-quadrupole (SQ) GC-SQ mass spectrometry systems.


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