New FT-IR Spectrometer Series from Varian, Inc.
Unrivalled Performance Meets Simplicity for Routine and Research Applications PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31 — Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI – News) announced today its new 600-IR series of FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectrometers, microscopes and imaging solutions. The series comprises a range of products for both routine analyses and advanced research applications. FT-IR spectroscopy provides a simple, fast analytical tool to identify or characterize samples in a wide range of applications from QA/QC testing of raw materials in pharmaceutical laboratories to the detection of trace amounts of explosives or narcotics in forensic analysis. FT-IR spectroscopy also has the ability to reveal the chemical fingerprint of a material, even in mixtures, allowing multiple materials to be identified simultaneously. Commonly used with a wide range of accessories such as ATR (Attenuated Total Reflectance), microscopes and imaging, FT-IR has pioneered new applications in areas such as biotechnology, food and agriculture and homeland security. The Varian 600-IR series of spectrometers deliver the highest energy throughput, making them the ideal solution for research or method development applications. Designed for unrivalled performance, this new range of spectrometers and microscopes enables users to run samples faster, while maintaining the highest accuracy and reproducibility, saving both time and money. Combining power with simplicity, the Varian 600-IR series intuitive, easy- to-use software and “plug and play” hardware simplify analyses and maximize output for both novice and expert users. The ability for users to upgrade their new instrumentation ensures that they can purchase a system that fits their budget today and will meet their needs in the future. “The 600-IR Series offers unrivalled performance under real world conditions,” said Martin O’Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. “The combination of superior performance and reduced complexity offers information rich detection to users in a broad range of applications.” For more technical information about Varian’s FT-IR instrumentation, please visit http://www.varianinc.com/products/ Varian, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of scientific instruments and vacuum technologies for life science and industrial applications. The company provides complete solutions, including instruments, vacuum products, laboratory consumable supplies, software, training and support through its global distribution and support systems. Varian, Inc. employs approximately 3,900 people worldwide and operates manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2007 sales of $921 million, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, “VARI.” Further information is available on the company’s Web site: www.varianinc.com.