Microplate Washers are suited for ELISA and cell washing.

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Compatible with 96- and 384-well plates, respectively, Wellwash and Wellwash Versa strip washers ensure extremely low residual volumes via sweep mode, enhancing ELISA assay results. They feature icon-based GUI in 8 language options, non-pressurized wash bottles, aerosol cover, built-in USB port, and incorporate automatic prime and rinse feature to prevent clogging of liquid channels. Using double strip wash heads and linear shaking mechanism, Wellwash Versa also performs cell washing.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Easy-to-Use Strip Washers

Thermo Scientific Wellwash and Wellwash Versa Ensure Excellent ELISA Assay Results

MUNICH - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific Wellwash and Wellwash Versa strip washers. Both models feature a large, easy-to-use, icon-based, graphic user-interface, available in eight languages, as well as a context-sensitive help feature. As a result, protocols can be developed quickly with minimal training. Non-pressurized wash bottles enable operators to use their own containers, eliminating leakage concerns associated with pressurized bottles, such as damage to liquid-sensitive internal components. Furthermore, the instruments ensure extremely low residual volumes via the sweep mode, improving the ELISA assay results. The company will showcase the new strip washers at Thermo Scientific booth 101 in Hall B1 during Analytica 2010, being held March 23 - 26, in Munich, Germany.

The Wellwash strip washer is an ideal entry-level unit that is compatible with 96-well plates, making it an excellent fit for routine clinical use. The more advanced Wellwash Versa instrument performs efficient washing of cells as well as 384-well plates. Its double strip wash heads increase throughput, and washing efficiency is maximized by the linear shaking mechanism. In addition, each model incorporates an automatic prime and rinse feature to prevent the clogging of liquid channels for reliable and accurate performance. The aerosol cover prevents aerosols of infectious diseases from spreading.

A built-in USB port makes it easy to transfer plate washing protocols between a PC and a washer, or from one washer to another, using a USB flash memory stick. The Wellwash and Wellwash Versa microplate washers are ideal for use in any laboratory performing ELISAs or cell washing. For further information, please visit http://www.thermo.com/wellwash.

For access to all Thermo Fisher Scientific news and product photos related to Analytica 2010, please visit the online media room at www.thermofisher.com/analytica10.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of more than $10 billion, we have approximately 35,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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