Photo courtesy of Analytik Jena AG Jena, November 28, 2017 – The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, BAM) and Analytik Jena AG have agreed to cooperate extensively in the research and development of optical spectrometry in the area of elemental analysis. The two parties signed a corresponding cooperation agreement last week in Berlin.
The focus of the two partners’ future research efforts will be on the development of new devices and applications for element determination. In this connection, the teams will work jointly on the further development of the principles and methods of high-resolution absorption spectrometry in order to determine ultratrace concentrations of atoms and molecules.
“Within the framework of our research activities, it is important to us to network closely with partners from the scientific and user community and to involve these partners early on in the process of developing and implementing ideas,” says Ulrich Krauss, CEO of Analytik Jena AG. “We want to develop marketable products from a knowledge and transfer network consisting of clients in collaboration with partners from research institutes.”
BAM president Prof. Ulrich Panne elaborates: “We are pleased to be able to refine analysis using High-Resolution Continuum Source AAS (HR-CS AAS) technology in joint research with Analytik Jena AG. This approach also offers wide-ranging opportunities for our up-and-coming scientific talent.”
About BAM The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical institute which reports to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It tests, researches, and advises to protect people, the environment, and material goods. Its activity in the fields of materials science, materials engineering, and chemistry is focused on the technical safety of products and processes. BAM’s research is directed toward substances, materials, building elements, components, and facilities as well as natural and technical systems important for the national economy and relevant to society. It also tests and assesses their safe handling and operation. BAM develops and validates analysis procedures and assessment methods, models and necessary standards and provides science-based services for the German industry in a European and international framework. BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and its global markets to further develop the country’s successful “made in Germany” culture of quality.