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Bruker Corporation. (5/14/12). "Press Release: Bruker to Deliver an Ultra-high Mass Resolution 15 Tesla FTMS System for Petroleomics to Ecopetrol S.A. in Colombia". Billerica, MA.

Region Region Colombia
Organisations Organisation Bruker Corporation (Nasdaq: BRKR)
  Group Bruker Corporation (Group)
  Organisation 2 Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo (ICP)
  Group Ecopetrol (Group)
Products Product solariX™ FTMS platform
  Product 2 crude oil (crude petroleum)
Index term Index term Ecopetrol–Bruker Corp: mass spectrometer, 201205– supply purchase $2.5m 15 Tesla solariX FTMS system by Instituto Colombiano Petróleo (ICP)
Person Person Easterling, Michael (MIke) (Bruker Daltonics Inc)

Bruker today announced an order valued at over $2.5 million from ECOPETROL S.A. for high field Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) instrumentation to be commissioned in Piedecuesta, Colombia at the Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo (ICP). This institute serves as the research and development center for ECOPETROL S.A., a Fortune Global 500 provider of energy solutions.

The contract includes a 15 Tesla solariX™ FTMS system, the highest field FTMS product available today. The ultra-high mass resolution of this system provides a solution which is uniquely capable of providing distinct molecular characterization of highly complex mixtures, such as raw crude oil. With mass resolution capabilities many times greater than any other mass spectrometry technology, only the solariX FTMS can provide the specificity necessary for assigning molecular formulae to the components within extremely complex "heavy" crude oil samples. Such analyses are critical to allow for the clean and efficient use of heavier crude sources, as the worldwide supply of light crude is becoming depleted. Providing this essential competency has generated wide acceptance of Bruker's high field FTMS petroleomics solution within the energy and fuels sector, including industrial, government, and academic laboratories. This instrument will represent the highest magnetic field strength FTMS system installed in Latin America to date.

Dr. Andrea Gomez-Escudero, researcher at the ICP, stated: "The heavy nature of our crudes requires comprehensive characterization of our raw stock to optimize production processes, and the FTMS will be the primary tool for these advanced analyses."

For more information on ECOPETROL S.A., please visit

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About Bruker Corporation

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) 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, please visit

Bruker Corporation
Michael L. Easterling, Ph.D., +1-978-663-3660 x1488
FTMS Commercial Product Manager

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