Portable Spectrometer facilitates on-site testing.

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Capable of sampling through plastic and glass packaging, Raman IdentiCheck(TM) delivers unambiguous data for use in applications requiring on-site testing. It combines spectral performance of laboratory-based instrument with portability of hand-held trigger probe system and is controlled via laptop or tablet PC equipped with Spectrum(TM) software. It delivers laboratory-quality spectra covering 3500-230 cm-1 range with 4 cm-1 resolution.

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PerkinElmer Introduces High-Performance, Portable Raman Spectrometer

Designed to Provide High Quality Data for Efficient, On-site Analysis

WALTHAM, Mass. - PerkinElmer, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today announced a new portable Raman spectrometer designed to deliver unambiguous, high quality data for use in markets requiring fast, on-site testing, such as forensics, homeland security, pharmaceutical and healthcare testing, mining and on-site conservation analysis. The PerkinElmer Raman IdentiCheck(TM) combines the high spectral performance of a laboratory-based instrument with the convenience of a portable, hand-held trigger probe system.

"Until now, customers either faced a compromise in performance with handhelds or a delay in turnaround time by needing to use laboratory-based instruments," said Andrew Dennis, Raman spectroscopy business leader, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences.
"This instrument expands the range of samples that can be tested remotely, increasing efficiency for our customers while continuing to provide confidence in the data."

The no-compromise Raman IdentiCheck delivers laboratory-quality spectra (3500-230 cm-1 range, 4 cm-1 resolution and high sensitivity) with a lightweight trigger probe for ease and convenience of sampling through a range of plastic and glass packaging.

The system is controlled using a laptop or tablet PC equipped with a comprehensive suite of software. The PerkinElmer Spectrum(TM) software includes all data collection and sophisticated spectral processing such as baseline correction, photo-bleaching and spectral COMPARE(TM) to make even challenging samples more straightforward to analyze and positively characterize.

For more information visit www.perkinelmer.com/IdentiCheck.

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 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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