IonSense, who produce the ambient DART™ (Direct Analysis in Real Time) ionisation technology, has been acquired by Bruker. The deal provides IonSense with the financial investments to ramp up development of the DART ionisation source technology and increase efforts in developing applications in the applied markets, including food analysis and forensics.
“This merger will help us to accelerate development of DART MS and properly resource robust applications development programmes”, commented the CEO of IonSense, Jeff Zonderman. “Our vision remains to use DART to empower mass spectrometers to perform better outside their traditional LC and GC workflows. We are committed to continuing sales of our DART sources for coupling with all vendors’ mass spectrometers. In partnership with Bruker, we will leverage their strong presence and reputation in analytical instrumentation, and their investments in IonSense, to introduce our enabling technology to a wider customer audience at a faster pace.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Dr Robert Galvin, VP Applied Markets at Bruker Daltonics, stated: “We are excited about bringing this enabling technology to our customers. We believe that mass spectrometry has a broader potential in a wider range of markets than it has previously been known for. Our financial commitment to DART will ultimately enable more people to have access to the power of mass spectrometry for today’s analytical challenges.”