Probes provide extremely small sample measurement.

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At less than 3 mm in diameter, ROSS Micro pH Electrode (Model 8220BNWP) can be used with Orion PerpHecT® meters to enable measurement of pH while allowing for direct temperature measurement and compensation without separate ATC probe. Used independently or in conjunction with Orion meters, Micro Automatic Temperature Compensation Probe (Model 928007MD) features SS sensing tip measuring less than 1 mm in diameter, allowing users to obtain temperature of samples as small as 10 µL.



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Thermo Fisher Scientific Instruments Improve Accuracy of Extremely Small Sample Measurement



Orion ROSS® Micro pH electrode and Micro ATC probe accurately measure temperature and pH where sample size is critical

BEVERLY, Mass., (November 27, 2006) - Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific Orion ROSS Micro pH electrode and Micro Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) probe, offering unparalleled accuracy where the measurement of extremely small samples is critical: pharmaceutical, biotech and university environments. Optimized for industries where smaller sample sizes are common, the new products provide scientists, professors, chemists and lab technicians with a technical edge as well as increased accuracy, speed and durability.

The unique design of the ROSS Micro pH electrode offers the performance benefits of a ROSS electrode, which include accuracy, stability, reproducibility and rapid pH response to temperature changes. At less than 3 mm in diameter, the new ROSS Micro pH electrode can also be used with the Orion PerpHecT® meters, enabling users to measure pH while allowing for direct temperature measurement and compensation without a separate ATC probe. Benefits of the ROSS Micro pH electrode include:

Added durability from a Teflon protective sleeve over the glass stem
Increased compatibility with TRIS buffers and samples containing proteins and enzymes
Smaller size for pH measurement in 384 well plates or samples with 4.5 mm depth of immersion

Like the ROSS Micro pH electrode, the compact and durable design of the Thermo Scientific's new ATC probe makes it ideal for the measurement of extremely small samples. As one of the smallest sensors on the market, the ATC probe features a sensing tip of less than 1 mm in diameter, allowing users to measure the temperature of samples as small as 10 micro liters. The ATC probe, which can be used independently or in conjunction with the Thermo Scientific's Orion meters, provides unparalleled temperature response, especially when moving between samples with high temperature differences. Additional benefits of the ATC probe include:

Added durability from epoxy body and stainless steel sensing tip
Smaller size for temperature measurement in 384 well plates or samples with a 3 mm depth of immersion

"At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we're proud to offer products that elevate scientific measurement to the highest levels of durability, accuracy and speed," said Bob Caporiccio, electrode product line manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The introduction of the Orion ROSS Micro pH electrode and ATC probe illustrates our commitment to continued innovation by allowing researchers to measure pH and temperature even in the smallest samples."

For more information on Thermo Scientific's ROSS Micro pH electrode (Model 8220BNWP) and Micro Automatic Temperature Compensation Probe (Model 928007MD) please visit www.thermo.com/water.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual sales of more than $9 billion, we employ 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.

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