CEM's New MARS 6 Nominated for 2012 GIT Innovations Award

MATTHEWS, N.C. - CEM Corporation, a leading global provider of microwave laboratory instrumentation is pleased to announce that the new MARS(TM) 6 Microwave Sample Preparation System with patent-pending One Touch(TM) Technology has been nominated for a 2012 GIT Innovations Award in the Laboratory Equipment and Technology Category. The award is sponsored by GIT Verlag, a German laboratory publication. The MARS 6 is one of four finalists selected by an independent panel of experts. The winner will be chosen by votes cast at this year's Analytica and ACHEMA Exhibitions, as well as online voting at the Pro-4-Pro.com laboratory and biotechnology products website. The winner will be announced at ACHEMA, which will be held June 18 - 22, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany.

"We are honored to be nominated for this award and to have the new MARS 6 recognized for its innovative, forward-thinking technology," said Michael J. Collins, president and CEO of CEM Corporation. "Our new One Touch Technology has created an unprecedented level of excitement in the analytical laboratory community."

The MARS 6 was developed to make sample preparation for elemental analysis virtually effortless. The system's One Touch Technology, including advanced software and sensor designs, is expected to dramatically expand the use of microwave sample preparation in the next few years. One Touch reduces system programming to simply selecting a method that matches the sample type. After automatically determining the number and type of vessels, the MARS 6 optimizes the method parameters, ensuring fast, complete reactions. The system also features a built-in knowledge base and training videos accessible via the large, onboard touchscreen. Votes may be cast online at http://www.pro-4-pro.com/en/Laboratory-Biotechnology/award2012/index.html#voting.

CEM Corporation, a private company based in Matthews, North Carolina, is the leading global company specializing in scientific solutions for critical laboratory applications. The Company has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom& Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan, as well as a global network of distributors. CEM designs and manufactures systems for bioscience applications, life sciences, analytical laboratories and processing plants worldwide. The Company's products are used in many industries including pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and food processing, as well as academic research.

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CONTACT: CEM Corporation: Jason Keith, Analytical Product Manager, jason.keith@cem.com, +1-704-821-7015; or Michelle Horn, Marketing Manager, michelle.horn@cem.com, +1-704-821-7015

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