Bruker announced Thursday five orders for ultra-high field (UHF) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy systems from Europe and Brazil in recent months.
These UHF systems have been funded for cutting-edge NMR research in structural biology, intrinsically disordered proteins, membrane proteins, macro-molecular complexes and interactions, cell biology, disease research, as well as in advanced materials research.
Bruker defines UHF as NMR systems with 1H proton frequency of 900 MHz or above. Other high-field 700, 800 and 850 MHz orders are not included in the UHF definition. The recent UHF NMR orders include three 900 and 950 MHz systems from Brazil, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with revenue typically within 18 months from order.
*The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil is expanding its existing structural biology facility with the addition of a 900 MHz NMR spectrometer," Professor Fabio Almeida of UFRJ said. "As one of the leading universities in South America, the new 900 MHz system will be available as a regional resource for research in protein structure and dynamics, protein folding and structure of nucleic acids.
"Having a 900 MHz will have a strong impact on the development of NMR and structural biology in Brazil and Latin America. It will offer us advantages and capabilities over other techniques in tackling important biological and technological problems."
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