Thermo Unveils Its Latest Instrument Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Laboratory at AAPS 2006

Houston, TEXAS (October 30, 2006) - Thermo Electron Corporation, world leader in analytical instrumentation will be displaying its product portfolio on Thermo's booth #307 at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Exhibition, Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, Houston Texas, October 29 - November 2 2006. Thermo provides essential compound identification and analysis tools in the pharmaceutical lab from research to product launch and production. For more information about Thermo's participation at AAPS 2006, please visit

Thermo will be showcasing its extensive product line including the recently launched Accela(TM) high speed chromatographic system which is capable of optimizing 1.9 µM column particle technology and delivering fast, efficient chromatographic separations from conventional to ultra high pressures of up to 15,000 psi. The Accela also features a quaternary pump with the lowest dead volume (65 µL) in the industry.

Near Infrared (NIR) Analysis
Also on booth will be Thermo's new additions to its portfolio of Antaris(TM) near infrared (NIR) Analyzers. The Antaris(TM) Target Series NIR analyzer is the most reliable and fit-for-purpose solution available for the real time analysis of pharmaceutical blending processes while Thermo's Antaris(TM) II analyzer extends the offering to process applications

Additionally, Thermo's Evolution(TM) 300 UV-Vis spectrophotometer will be displayed on booth #307, offering automated calibration and validation and validated tablet dissolution enabling easier regulatory compliance.

FT-IR and Raman
Thermo's Nicolet(TM) 380 spectrometer configured with Thermo's Smart Orbit Accessory enables hard, abrasive and caustic materials to be analyzed quickly and efficiently while also featuring a wide spectral range and good depth of penetration. Thermo will also be displaying the new state-of-the-art interactive web tool that allows current and prospective customers to build an FT-IR spectrometer to their specific application requirements prior to purchasing. This web tool is the first of its kind in the industry. Designed to meet the needs of scientists working in pharmaceutical industry, Thermo's versatile web tool saves time by allowing users to quickly and easily interchange a variety of parts including internal spectrometer components and software options as well as accessories such as ATR, Raman and infrared microscopes.

Moreover, the company will be demonstrating its Nicolet Almega XR Dispersive Raman spectrometer which utilizes high throughput crystallization to rapidly characterize polymorphs.

Mass Spectrometry
Also previewing at AAPS 2006 is Thermo's TSQ Quantum Ultra(TM) with FAIMS, enabling ultimate sensitivity for bioanalysis. The TSQ Quantum Ultra with FAIMS, H-SRM, LCQUAN(TM) 2.5, and Watson LIMS provides a complete solution for pharmaceutical bioanalysis from a single vendor.

Thermo's smallest single quadrupole LC/MS detector available for HPLC, Surveyor(TM) MSQ Plus, will also be on booth. Guaranteeing sharp peak shapes, high peak capacities and sensitivity, Thermo's extensive range of Columns will also be showcased on booth.

For more information on Thermo's range of laboratory solutions, please visit booth #307 at AAPS 2006, call +1 800-532-4752 or e-mail Alternatively, visit

About Thermo Electron Corporation
Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security. For more information, visit

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