Chromatography Systems are offered with column options.

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Transcend(TM) systems are available with silica-based TurboFlow® XL columns, which provide scientists in clinical research and pharmaceutical analysis capability to integrate online sample preparation with LC-MS analysis. Columns also help reduce sample preparation time and minimize ion suppression while accelerating analysis and inspiring data confidence. Available chemistries for 0.5 or 1.0 mm columns include C18, C8, Fluoro, Phenyl, and C2.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New Line of TurboFlow® Columns for Use with Its Transcend(TM) Chromatography Systems

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 4, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, introduces a new line of silica-based TurboFlow® columns designed exclusively for use with Thermo Scientific Transcend(TM) Systems. The columns provide scientists in clinical research and pharmaceutical analysis the capability to integrate online sample preparation with LC-MS analysis. The TurboFlow XL columns - a new line of Thermo Scientific columns incorporating patented TurboFlow technology - enable researchers to reduce sample preparation time and minimize ion suppression, while providing faster analysis and more confident data. The TurboFlow XL columns will be displayed in booth #57 at the 55th Annual ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 3-7, 2007.

The expanded breadth of the new TurboFlow XL columns will provide a greater selection of column chemistries and tools for developing TurboFlow technology methods. TurboFlow XL columns are available in a variety of chemistries - including C18, C8, Fluoro, Phenyl and C2 - and in dimensions of 0.5 and 1.0 mm, which are ideally suited for online sample preparation methods.

Additionally, TurboFlow XL columns are compatible with the Thermo Scientific Aria(TM) TLX Systems, which use turbulent flow chromatography to separate analytes from biological fluids prior to LC-MS analysis.

TurboFlow technology assists pharmaceutical researchers in reducing matrix effects by retaining small molecules, excluding proteins and larger materials by diffusion, size exclusion and column chemistry. This enables users to directly inject biological samples into the LC-MS/MS system for analysis, a significant advantage in discovery, development, and clinical research, where extensive sample preparation of large numbers of samples is time-consuming and costly.

For more information on the Thermo Scientific TurboFlow XL columns, please visit booth #57 at ASMS, Indiana, June 3-7. Alternatively, please call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail or visit

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With an annual revenue rate of more than $9 billion, we employ 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit

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