Bruker acquires majority stake in Miro Analytical AG


MIRO Analytical is forming a strategic partnership with Bruker Corporation. Following a majority investment by Bruker, MIRO and Bruker Optics will work together to serve the globally increasing demand for high-precision trace gas analysis.

Zurich-based high-tech startup MIRO Analytical AG has built a portfolio consisting of compact Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL)-based trace gas analyzers with the highest precision for fast measurements of up to 10 trace gases simultaneously and sensitivity at the ppt level. Aimed at atmospheric research and industrial customers, MIRO Multi-Gas Analyzers (MGAs) have applications in mobile monitoring of greenhouse gas and pollution sources to stationary air-quality monitoring. Customers include leading climate scientists from research institutes such as German Space Agency, Research Center Jülich and French INRAE. MGAs are deployed in mobile labs in aircrafts or vehicles, in remote research stations and for laboratory experiments.

MIRO’s products also complement Bruker OMEGA and Matrix MG spectroscopic gas analyzers, with its automated, compact, high-precision MGAs for real-time trace gas monitoring. Bruker offers high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions that enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular and microscopic levels.

Based on this synergy, Bruker has acquired a majority stake in MIRO Analytical. “We are delighted to become part of the Bruker family. MIRO and Bruker together are a perfect fit – we share the vision as a high-quality solutions provider in trace gas analysis. Together, we will deliver significant benefits and application insights to our customers in the environmental, climate research and industrial markets”, said Morten Hundt, CEO of MIRO Analytical AG.

Andreas Kamlowski, President of the Bruker Optics division, stated: “The majority investment in MIRO is an exciting next step for our gas-analysis business, adding state-of-the-art QCL technology into our portfolio. We welcome the MIRO team with outstanding expertise and are eager to advance climate research and environmental pollution analysis, as well as industrial trace-gas monitoring solutions, with fast, compact and highest-precision QCL MGAs.”

It its the second transaction for Bruker in Switzerland this year. In January Bruker acquired a majority stake in Biognosys, the provider of mass spectrometry-based proteomics solutions.