Spectrophotometer includes sample position illuminator.

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NanoDrop(TM) 8000 takes full spectrum UV/VIS absorbance measurements of eight 1 µL samples in 20 sec, allowing researchers to work with greater numbers of samples in less time. Featuring Auto Column Advance, Sample Position Illuminator keeps track of samples to be measured by lighting up wells from beneath plate, and allows user to select single/multiple wells for measurement and define measurement limits such as upper and lower concentrations of analyte.



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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Sample Position Illuminator Feature for NanoDrop 8000



WILMINGTON, Delaware (April 14, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the introduction of a Sample Position Illuminator feature for the revolutionary Thermo Scientific NanoDrop(TM) 8000 Spectrophotometer. The NanoDrop 8000 takes full spectrum UV/VIS absorbance measurements of eight 1 ul samples in 20 seconds, allowing researchers to work with greater numbers of samples in less time while providing the overall capabilities and ease of use of the groundbreaking Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 1000 Spectrophotometer.

The new Sample Position Illuminator keeps track of the samples to be measured by lighting up wells from beneath the plate. This helps the user to know which wells to draw from for the next measurement, reducing fatigue and human error. The Sample Position Illuminator is simple to use and is linked to the existing graphical interface in the latest software for the NanoDrop 8000. Prior to measurement, the user selects the samples to be measured from the on screen position indicator. The Sample Position Illuminator then lights up the corresponding wells that are to be measured.

The user may also take advantage of three unique features when using the new software and accompanying Sample Position Illuminator:

o The Auto Column Advance feature increases throughput by automatically lighting up the next column to be measured.

o The system also allows the user to select single or multiple wells for measurement which are then lit up by the Sample Position Illuminator.

o The user may define measurement limits, such as upper and lower concentrations of an analyte (e.g. 100ng/ul dsDNA ± 20 ng/ul). Wells that are determined to be "out of limit" will be identified by both flashing lights under the sample plate and a color code on the plate results summary screen.

Beginning in April 2008, the Sample Position Illuminator and accompanying software will ship as standard with Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 8000 instruments.

For more information on any Thermo Scientific NanoDrop products, please email nanodrop@thermofisher.com, call +1 302-479-7707 or visit www.nanodrop.com.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. the world leader in serving science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees 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.

Visit www.thermofisher.com.

Secondary Contact Information:
Cathy Williams
+1 302-479-7707
cathy.williams1@thermofisher.com
www.nanodrop.com

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