Carestream Health and Bruker have agreed to have Bruker purchase the preclinical in-vivo imaging equipment product portfolio and related assets from Carestream’s Molecular Imaging business. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
The majority of Carestream employees involved in the preclinical in-vivo imaging business will be offered the opportunity to join Bruker. The transaction is expected to close in the next several weeks.
Carestream will retain remaining assets of its Molecular Imaging business, including its life science X-ray film product lines and its Gel Logic and Image Station in-vitro imaging equipment product portfolio. Carestream will continue operating its life science X-ray film business, and will continue to support its in-vitro product customers with service and parts. New production of its Gel Logic and Image Station in-vitro products will be discontinued.
Dr. Werner Maas, President of Bruker BioSpin Corporation, commented in the press release: “We believe that Carestream’s optical molecular imaging product line will complement our other preclinical solutions, presently consisting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI) and X-ray micro computed tomography (microCT). We also welcome the talented Carestream in-vivo employees to Bruker, and look forward to their contributions.”