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Bruker acquires Prairie Technologies


Billerica, MA – Bruker Corporation says it has acquired Prairie Technologies, a provider of life science fluorescence microscopy products.

Headquartered near Madison, Wisconsin, privately held Prairie pioneered the use of multiphoton fluorescence microscopy. Its multiphoton product offerings facilitate discoveries in neurobiology and cell biology. Bruker says Prairie’s products serve an addressable market that is estimated to be more than $150 million annually.

“Prairie Technologies led the way in developing the multiphoton fluorescence microscopy field. Their products and innovations are impressive and have created an enthusiastic following of customers who have used their instruments to achieve groundbreaking results,” said Mark R. Munch, Ph.D., president of the Bruker MAT Group.

“For over seventeen years, Prairie Technologies has been committed to providing leading optical instrument designs and rich software features to researchers in neurobiology and cell biology,” remarked Mike Szulczewski, founder and president of Prairie Technologies, Inc. “We are extremely pleased to join Bruker, and look forward to continued innovation in the Bruker environment, as well as to enhanced global distribution and service capabilities for our customers.”