GC/MS is suited for high-throughput routine laboratories.

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Available in triple-quadrupole or upgradeable single-quadrupole versions, Model 300-MS quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS) for gas chromatography (GC) is capable of screening or quantifying more than 150 compounds in single sample run. Both chemical ionization and electron ionization are available for sensitive detection and structural confirmation. Unit is controlled by MS workstation which automatically handles quantization and data review for large volume of samples and compounds.

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Sensitive, High Throughput Mass Spectrometer from Varian, Inc. Enhances Productivity for Routine Laboratories

INDIANAPOLIS, June 4 / -- Varian, Inc. (NASDAQ:VARI) today announced the release of its newest quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS) for gas chromatography (GC). The 300-MS is designed for use in high-throughput, routine laboratories and is available as a triple-quadrupole MS or a single-quadrupole MS that can later be upgraded to a triple-quadrupole.

Mass spectrometry is a highly selective and sensitive technique used to identify and quantify compounds, even in the most difficult-to-analyze samples. The information-rich results produced by GC/MS are particularly critical for environmental, toxicology, petrochemical and pharmaceutical laboratories. Environmental scientists, for example, use GC/MS to detect contaminants in drinking water, waste-water, and soil. MS/MS, or tandem mass spectrometry, available from the triple quadrupole option, is used to identify, confirm and quantify those contaminants.

The 300-MS is designed to enhance productivity. It is capable of screening or quantifying more than 150 compounds in a single sample run. A choice of sample introduction and ionization methods addresses the complete range of sample types encountered in routine GC/MS laboratory. Both CI (chemical ionization) and EI (electron ionization) are available for sensitive detection and structural confirmation. The 300-MS is controlled by MS Workstation which automatically handles quantitation and data review for the large volume of samples and compounds analyzed in a high-throughput laboratory. In a addition to the 300-MS, Varian offers a complete GC/MS solution to its customers, including: a choice of autosamplers, Varian's MS Workstation (v6.9) software, industry standard gas chromatographs, and a comprehensive line of chromatography columns including FactorFour(TM) low bleed GC columns.

"The 300-MS complements our existing line of quadrupole mass spectrometers and consumables to offer our customers more choices to match their specific requirements." said Martin O'Donoghue, senior vice president of Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. "We've made reliable research grade performance and capability available to cost-conscious laboratories."

The Varian 300-MS is currently available for order and delivery. It is the latest introduction in the company's line of mass spectrometry instruments, which includes single and triple quadrupole, ion trap (LC and GC) and Fourier Transform (FT) MS systems. For more technical information about the new Varian 300-MS, please visit http://www.varianinc.com/

Varian, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for life science and industrial applications. The company provides complete solutions, including instruments, vacuum components, laboratory consumable supplies, software, training and support through its global distribution and support systems. Varian, Inc. employs approximately 3,800 people and operates manufacturing facilities in 13 locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2006 sales of $835 million, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "VARI". Further information is available on the company's Web site: http://www.varianinc.com/.

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