Mass Spectrometer features scanning option.

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Model 500-MS Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer comes with TurboDDS(TM) data dependent scanning option that employs algorithm for automatically determining optimum ion dissociation parameters. TurboDDS delivers complex tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) or MSn measurements, based on limited and simple operator specified criteria. Addressing needs of pharmaceutical and biotechnology researchers, spectrometer offers qualitative information for identification of unknowns.

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Varian, Inc. Releases Data Dependent Scanning Option for Mass Spectrometry

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 /- Varian, Inc. (NASDAQ:VARI) announced today its new data dependent scanning option for the 500-MS Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer. TurboDDS(TM) delivers complex tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) or MSn measurements automatically, based on limited and simple operator specified criteria.

TurboDDS employs a patent pending algorithm for automatically determining optimum ion dissociation parameters to deliver superior data up to 5 times faster than existing instruments.

Complex sequences of mass spectrometric measurements can be accomplished in a single chromatographic separation, greatly reducing the time required for structural analyses. High resolution scanning and extended mass range to 3500Da are included with this product to further enhance the information content derived from samples.

Addressing the needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic researchers, TurboDDS delivers qualitative information for identification of unknowns and aids structural elucidation. Applications range from the analysis and identification of drug metabolites in biological samples to the mapping and sequencing of peptides and proteins.

TurboDDS generates high quality, information rich data. The results are processed in the Varian MS workstation and readily exported to standard third party databases and applications software for further analysis.

"Data dependent scanning significantly extends the capabilities of the 500-MS," said Martin O'Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. "The combination of speed and sensitivity available for structural analyses extends Varian's reach into the growing field of life science research." For more technical information about Varian's LC/MS instrumentation, please visit

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 3,700 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:

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