Bruker Announces Framework Agreement for EPR e-scan(TM) Beer Analyzers to Enable New Levels of Quality and Process Control at SABMiller's Latin American BreweriesSAO PAULO, Jan 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bruker's new South America headquarters in Atibaia, near Sao Paulo,
Brazil, announced today a new framework agreement for up to one million
U.S. dollars in business with SABMiller's Latin American headquarters to
supply local breweries throughout South and Latin America with Bruker
BioSpin's proprietary EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) technology,
the e-scan(TM) beer analyzer. The e-scan is a
bench-top analyzer for quality control in beer production that utilizes
proprietary EPR methods for rapid, automated predictions of the optimum
shelf life (flavor stability) of bottled beer. The first e-scan
systems will be delivered in the first quarter of 2010, with order
completion expected in the middle of 2010.
EPR plays an important role in food quality control due to its ability
to detect and quantify free radicals, also referred to as reactive
oxygen species (ROS). Bruker's e-scan beer analyzer can
measure the beer oxidation profile to evaluate beer during the many
stages of the brewing process. The combination of the e-scan's
compact size and Bruker's patented, automated EPR/lagtime assay (US
6,462,546B1) has won considerable acceptance in the brewing industry.
SABMiller is one of the largest beer producers in the world and has been
a key customer of Bruker for many years. The strong record of close
collaboration between Bruker and SABMiller has now set new standards in
the field of beer quality and process control.
Professor Barry Axcell, Group Chief Brewer of SABMiller commented:
"SABMiller has a long standing commitment to giving our consumers high
quality, fresh-tasting beers. We are committed to using only the finest,
natural ingredients and rely on the skill of our brewmasters combined
with innovative and leading-edge technology such as the e-scan
to find natural ways to preserve the fresh taste of our beers."
For further information on e-scan, please visit www.bruker-biospin.com/e-scan.
For information about Bruker BioSpin and Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:
BRKR), visit www.bruker.com.
Based on the proprietary e-scan beer analyzer technology,
Bruker is also offering Analytical
Services (BAS) for beer shelf life determination and optimization.
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SOURCE: Bruker Corporation
Dr. Thorsten Thiel, +49 (721) 5161 - 6517
Director of Marketing Communications