Varian, Inc. to Provide nano-LC for Use in FTMS Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28 — Varian, Inc.

(NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today the availability of a nano-LC (liquid

chromatography) system as an option for Varian’s 920-MS Triple Quadrupole

Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer (TQ-FTMS). The Varian 216-LC, combined

with the 920-MS, offers increased sensitivity and more consistent data to

researchers involved in proteomics research. The 216-LC is supplied to

Varian under an OEM agreement with Proxeon A/S.

The 216-LC employs a “splitless” design that delivers nanoliter flows

to a mass spectrometer without discarding a large fraction of the solvent.

More precise mixing of binary gradients, controlled by one flow sensor for

each mobile phase, ensures reproducible gradients and better retention time

precision. An integrated, temperature controlled, low-sample-loss

autosampler enhances productivity, and minimizes transfer time to the

separation column even at nanoliter flow rates while keeping the total

footprint of the system small.

“Nanospray capabilities make the Varian 920-MS an exceptionally

powerful tool for proteomics research,” said Martin O’Donoghue, Senior Vice

President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. “In an area where sample

quantities can be limited and difficult to obtain, we have made it easier

for life scientists to gather more data from minute amounts of material.”

For more technical information about Varian’s FTMS instrumentation,

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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 4,000 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:

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