PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2008 — Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI – News) announced today its new 200-MS Series of ion trap mass spectrometers for GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry). GC/MS is used by analytical chemists for the detection and characterization of compounds in samples from a variety of applications including environmental, toxicology, food safety and agriculture. The series comprises three instruments (210-MS, 220-MS and 240-MS) for use in applications from routine analysis to advanced research.
Both the 240-MS and the 220-MS are delivered with Varian’s top of the line 450-GC gas chromatograph to ensure the highest level of analytical performance. The 240-MS delivers the highest full scan sensitivity available. A choice of ionization modes and MS/MS scanning options allows accurate identification and quantification of trace analytes even in the presence of complex matrices. This robust instrument is easy to maintain, making it equally suitable for use in both research and high-throughput environments.
The 220-MS is a flexible instrument that offers excellent analytical capabilities with CI (chemical ionization) and MS/MS options for increased sensitivity and selectivity in a range of configurations. The 210-MS, available with the new 431-GC, is an entry level GC/MS designed for routine, high-throughput laboratories that require sensitive detection for gas chromatography.
“The 200-MS series offers a range of choices for analytical chemists to match their specific requirements,” said Martin O’Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. “Varian has a complete GC/MS solution for every user from researchers interested in detailed structural analysis to novice operators running samples in a high throughput analytical laboratory.”
For more technical information about Varian’s GC/MS 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.