GC/MS Spectrometers offer lab-specific reporting features.

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Along with ion optics and quick-change ion source, Clarus® 560 S gas chromatography (GC)/mass spectrometry (MS) product comes with data handling suite that offers reporting capabilities with templates for specific needs of labs conducting environmental, forensic, and general chemical analyses. Single quadrupole mass spectrometer also integrates turbomolecular pump to rapidly achieve vacuum and reduce downtime in laboratories where column changes are frequent.

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PerkinElmer Expands Line of GC/MS Spectrometers

New Clarus® 560 S Combines a Robust GC with High-End MS for Value and Performance

WALTHAM, Mass. - PerkinElmer, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today announced an expansion of the company's gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) product line with the introduction of the Clarus® 560 S GC/MS. It is designed specifically for environmental, food, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories that want a robust, reliable GC/MS system that offers both value and high performance.

The Clarus 560 S GC/MS is an integrated solution providing users with the needed sensitivity, mass range and speed to ensure high levels of productivity and performance at an affordable price in a single quadrupole mass spectrometer. Based on the proven Clarus MS platform, the system includes state-of-the-art electronics, ion optics and a quick-change ion source. In addition, it features an efficient turbomolecular pump to rapidly achieve vacuum and reduce the downtime in laboratories where column changes are frequent.

"By combining our robust Clarus 500 GC with some of the performance features of our high-end 600 MS series, we believe the Clarus 560 S represents great value for both routine and research laboratories," said Richard Begley, Ph.D., president, Analytical Sciences, PerkinElmer. Begley added, "This instrument is an example of our continued commitment to bringing improvements in performance to a wider audience."

The Clarus 560 S data handling suite includes the latest reporting capabilities with templates for the specific needs of labs conducting environmental, forensic and general chemical analyses. For added flexibility, users have the option of integrating one of the TurboMatrix(TM) Headspace or Thermal Desorber sampling accessories for increased productivity and extended application capabilities.

For more information, visit http://perkinelmer.com/Clarus560SGCMS.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.8 billion in 2007, has approximately 9,100 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

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