Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Unmatched Breadth of Laboratory Solutions at PITTCON 2007

Thermo Scientific brand offers powerful new analytical capabilities to create integrated workflows

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 // -- At PITTCON 2007, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, unveiled an expanded breadth of innovative technologies for new workflow solutions offered under its Thermo Scientific brand. PITTCON, held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago, from February 26 to March 2, is the largest North American conference and exposition for laboratory science and instrumentation.

"Recognizing the increasing challenges our customers face in their laboratories every day, we have created an unmatched portfolio of Thermo Scientific technologies, products and services to help them improve both the quality and speed of their work," said Marc N. Casper, executive vice president of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "From sample preparation and analysis to data interpretation, we can deliver world-renowned technology specific to the individual needs of our customers, so they can move science forward at a faster pace than ever before."

At PITTCON, visitors will see a range of new solutions focused on life sciences, drug discovery and environmental laboratory applications, featuring high-end analytical instrumentation, equipment and software, as well as an extensive new line of chemistry and consumable supplies.

Among the new technologies on display at PITTCON from Thermo Fisher Scientific are:

Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography:

Thermo Scientific LTQ XL(TM) with Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD): Offered for the first time on a linear ion trap mass spectrometer, ETD is a new large-peptide fragmentation technique that dramatically improves the accuracy of protein identification and the ability to pinpoint and identify important changes in the structure of proteins, such as phosphorylation. The unique combination of ETD with the LTQ XL's large ion storage capacity and ultrafast cycle times significantly advances ion fragmentation technology, providing peptide structural information complementary to that obtained by conventional dissociation methods in the same LC/MS(n) experiment.

Thermo Scientific Accela(TM) High Speed Chromatography System: Uniquely capable of accommodating both conventional high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and small particle/faster ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC), the Accela greatly improves the speed and sensitivity of analysis for customers working in drug discovery, QA/QC, and food and beverage production, as well as in environmental and academic laboratories. Accela is ready for use as a standalone analytical HPLC/UHPLC or seamlessly integrates with Thermo Fisher Scientific's world-class mass spectrometers for complete LC/MS(n) solutions that accommodate a wide variety of columns, including superb 1.9 (m)m particle Thermo Scientific Hypersil columns. Users can also take advantage of new Thermo Scientific TurboFlow(R) technology, which enables users to directly inject biological samples, such as plasma, directly into the Accela or any LC-MS/MS system for analysis, reducing time-consuming sample preparation steps.

Thermo Scientific EQuan(TM) Environmental Quantitation System: Combined with the highly regarded Thermo Scientific TSQ Quantum(TM) series mass spectrometer, the new EQuan system provides accurate and reliable analysis of pesticides, herbicides and antimicrobials in environmental and drinking water samples. EQuan significantly reduces analysis time by allowing samples to be directly injected and enriched immediately before LC-MS/MS analysis. This solution achieves detection limits at parts-per-trillion levels, allowing users to comply with environmental and water regulations under U.S., Japanese and European directives.

Thermo Scientific DSQ(TM) II Single Quadrupole GC/MS System: From research to routine environmental applications, this new GC/MS system offers increased sensitivity, extended linear dynamic range and advanced fast scanning for optimal performance and productivity. The DSQ II is part of the Thermo Scientific Environmental Productivity Solutions product line, which also includes the iCAP 6000 Series, the most sensitive and compact ICP emission spectrometer available and now with additional configuration options featured at PITTCON.

Elemental Spectroscopy:

Thermo Scientific K-Alpha(TM) X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy System and the Thermo Scientific NORAN(TM) System SIX X-ray Microanalyzer for energy dispersive spectroscopy on electron microscopes: These two new systems increase the level of workflow automation in surface analysis and X-ray microanalysis, allowing users of all skill levels to gather more detailed information during materials studies. The K-Alpha and NORAN System SIX enable faster analysis times and produce richer data for materials science applications, including semiconductors, metals, biomedical surfaces, nano- materials and geology.

Thermo Scientific NITON XLt 898He and NITON XLt 797X X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzers: The new NITON XLt 898He alloy analyzer is the first nondestructive portable instrument able to measure light elements in metal alloys. It provides fast-grade identification and laboratory-quality chemical analysis of a wide range of metal alloys, including aluminum and titanium, stainless steels, nickel and super-alloys -- many of which are used extensively in aviation, aerospace and other mission-critical applications. The new NITON XLt 797X analyzer measures sample areas 20 times smaller than any other portable XRF instrument, enabling users to quickly and accurately test individual electronic components and other small samples to comply with Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and other environmental regulations.

Molecular Spectroscopy:

Thermo Scientific Evolution(TM) 60 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer: Designed for regulated laboratories, life science, QA/QC, and general research and teaching laboratories, the new Evolution 60 meets Pharmacopeia requirements and offers optional software enabling 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. It features remote fiberoptic probes, a wide range of software and other accessories to further augment the breadth of Thermo Scientific's UV-Visible spectrometry offerings.


Thermo Scientific Darwin LIMS(TM) 2.0: For pharmaceutical manufacturing, R&D and QA/QC applications, new Darwin 2.0 software provides customers with environmental monitoring and other important features "out of the box," lowering the total cost of ownership and significantly reducing deployment risk. Darwin 2.0 addresses standard requirements of pharmaceutical companies, such as dissolution testing, stability management, product and batch management, and system interfacing. Additionally, the new Thermo Scientific
Nautilus LIMS(TM) 8.0 offers enhanced features, including a new user interface, a cut-and-paste workflow operation and plate handling using Microsoft(R).NET technology.

Sample Preparation:

Thermo Scientific Sorvall Legend(TM) T and RT Plus Centrifuge Series: The Sorvall Legend T and RT Plus Centrifuge Series is a fully integrated, high- throughput system for both clinical and research applications. With the addition of four new high-performance fixed-angle carbon fiber rotors and new high-capacity adapters, the Sorvall Legend T and RT Plus Centrifuge Series offers researchers extremely high processing speeds and 3-liter capacity in a benchtop centrifuge.

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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 an annual revenue rate 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. Visit

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