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Dr. Andreas Niemöller
Dr. Andreas Niemöller is head of
the "Food Analysis Solutions"
division at Bruker Optics with
global responsibility for the food,
feed and agriculture markets, mainly for
FT-NIR spectroscopy. As an analytical chemist,
he began to work with NIR and chemometric
evaluation methods during his diploma and
doctoral theses. For over 20 years at Bruker
Optics he has worked in sales for various
industries including process applications and
has supported software and hardware development
at Bruker. In addition to his leadership
role, he is involved in projects to develop
analytical standards at the International Dairy
Federation (IDF), the International Standards
Organization (ISO) and AOAC International.
Dr. Niemöller, you are a proven expert
in near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR).
BRUKER is now launching a new solution,
the MPA II Dairy Analyzer. Explain
the main features to us.
Bruker is a pioneer in the field of FT-NIR spectroscopy.
The technology itself has been around
for a good 25 years. The first BRUKER Multi
Purpose Analyzer came onto the market in 2002
and was used, among other things, for solid and
semi-solid milk products, especially cheese. In
2010/11 the successor device came, the MPA II.
Our customers made us want to test the measurement
of liquid samples such as raw milk. The
MPA II has proven to be very suitable because
it has advantages over MIR-based systems with
regard to transmission measurements, but also
because solid and pasty products can also be
examined with just one spectrometer. Together
with the Liquid Sampling Module (LSM),
everything from raw milk to finished cheese
could be measured.
With the new MPA II Dairy Analyzer we
now have another upgrade. The fully integrated
system complies with the recently developed
ISO/IDF standards. In addition to the
new, integrated design, we have a number of
technical innovations such as the tanks for the
cleaning media that are completely integrat-