Bruker Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) has acquired Prairie Technologies, Inc. (Middleton, Wisconsin), a provider of life science fluorescence microscopy products.
Headquartered near Madison, Wisconsin, privately-held Prairie pioneered the use of multiphoton fluorescence microscopy. The company’s multiphoton products have assisted researchers in neurobiology and cell biology. Prairie’s products serve a market estimated to be more than $150 million annually.
The addition of Prairie will enable Bruker to enter the fluorescence microscopy market, which consists of multipoint scanning confocal, single-photon confocal, and multiphoton products. Prairie has approximately 30 employees globally, and generated revenues of approximately $11 million in 2012. Bruker intends to operate Prairie Technologies as a business unit in the Madison, Wisconsin area, and plans to leverage the global marketing, distribution, and service capabilities of the Bruker Nano Surfaces division.