Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Ne Helios Zeta and Helios Omega UV-Visible Spectrophotometers with USB Storage and Printing

MADISON, WI. (June 3, 2008) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the new Thermo Scientific Helios™ Zeta double-beam and Helios Omega single-beam UV–Visible spectrophotometers. Designed for research, routine quality control, and teaching needs, these cost-effective instruments offer excellent throughput and affordable analysis of liquid and solid samples. The systems offer unlimited method and data storage using USB memory devices. Integrated local control software provides solutions for a multitude of laboratory requirements from fixed wavelength measurements and quantitative analysis to wavelength scanning and multi-component analysis.

The Helios UV-Visible product line already provides over 10,000 customers worldwide with easy-to-use, versatile and affordable spectrophotometer systems. The new Helios instruments continue this tradition with enhanced software and memory as well as superior connectivity – all in a new modern design. Addressing the demand for increased sample throughput, the instruments allow ease of use with built-in software, keypad and unique SmartStartTM features, now backed up by an integral flash drive. Connectivity to standard USB compatible printers provides expanded flexibility.

Unique and advanced PC control is available from the VISIONsecurity™, VISIONlife™ and VISIONpro™ software interfaces. Customized manipulation of data is available using built-in Math functions and the UVcalc spreadsheet feature. Report templates can be created for customized laboratory reporting and documentation of results. Easily export your data to popular PC applications such as Microsoft® Excel, OriginPro and GRAMS. A wide selection of dedicated, PC-based, industry-specific software interfaces are offered to improve productivity of routine operations including color analysis, materials characterization, enzymatic food analysis and more. Electronic signatures and audit trails for laboratories requiring regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11 are facilitated with the VISIONlite™ SE or VISIONsecurity software.

To further increase productivity, a wide array of new accessories are available including a solid sampling holder incorporating industry standard 2×3” sample slides. This new accessory caters to a variety of material science measurements for both transmission and specular reflectance characterizations. Peltier temperature control accessories offer trouble-free industrial and research applications with improved results. If your SOP requires routine performance verification, the unique Thermo Scientific Smart Verification Carousel (CVC) guarantees maintenance-free automated performance verification.

For more information about the new range of Helios Zeta and Helios Omega spectrophotometers, please email [email protected]. Alternatively call +1 800-532-4752 or visit

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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

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