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The world’s strongest NMR system for structural biology arrives at Instruct Centre IT


The world’s first 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer has been delivered to the CERM/CIRMMP facility at the University of Florence. The new € 15 million spectrometer, which was developed by the company Bruker BioSpin, is the highest magnetic field NMR spectrometer in existence.

NMR is a key technique to obtain atomic-level structural and dynamical information about biomacromolecules, proving invaluable in determining three-dimensional structures and following functional processes in living cells. The new spectrometer will boost NMR applications in life science and provide new perspectives in structural biology that will help scientists to better understand the mechanisms of health and disease.


The structural biology group welcome the new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer to the CERM/CIRMMP facility at the University of Florence.


The Magnetic Resonance Centre (CERM), together with the Interuniversity Consortium (CIRMMP), is a significant European research infrastructure for life sciences, offering services through Instruct-ERIC. The Instruct Centre in Italy offers expertise and instrumentation to perform among the highest level and most comprehensive NMR experiments. The new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer, which will be made available to Instruct users later this year, joins the array of high-field NMR spectrometers that are already available via the Instruct catalogue.