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Varian, Inc. Shows New Products at PITTCON 2007

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CHICAGO , Feb. 26 /PRNewswire - FirstCall/ -- New information rich detection systems and laboratory consumables showcase Varian, Inc. (Nasdaq: VARI) technologies for solving important life science and chemical analysis challenges at the 2007 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON). Booth #3632

At PITTCON 2007, Varian, Inc. highlights the following products: -- The 700-ES series of ICP-OES instruments is designed to meet the needs of scientists working in a variety of application areas ranging from environmental to pharmaceutical. The 710-ES series is an entry-level instrument designed for budget-conscious laboratories performing routine ICP-OES analyses. These instruments are ideal for educational institutes and for industries that need to comply with environmental protection laws and regulations such as the European Union's directives on the Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The 720-ES and 730-ES series set a new benchmark in speed and performance. A patented CCD detector delivers the world's best performing and fastest ICP-OES platform, ideal for high-throughput contract laboratories in environmental, petrochemical and geological applications. -- The 400-MR magnetic resonance spectrometer gives non-specialists access to state-of-the-art methods for molecular characterization and quantitation. Complex data acquisition sequences, used to gather detailed information about molecular structures or the composition of mixtures, are available at the push of a button. Varian's unique electronic architecture ensures reliable detection and quantification of minor components in mixtures, cell extracts for example, with minimal sample preparation. The compact footprint of the 400-MR makes it easier to accommodate in small analytical laboratories in pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and academic environments. -- 320-MS Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (MS) is capable of femtogram detection limits and a mass range up to 2000 Da to identify a wide range of compounds. A unique design enables researchers to switch between a LC (liquid chromatography) and GC (gas chromatography) format. The instrument requires less than 72 cm of linear bench space -- substantially less than other systems. Environmental scientists use LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS to identify, confirm and quantify contaminants in drinking water, waste-water, and soil. MS can also be used in food and agriculture applications to confirm and quantify pesticide residues and ingredients in food, or in pharmaceutical applications to determine the presence of drug metabolites in blood and urine. -- The new 212-LC LC/MS (liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry) pump is designed to meet the needs of scientists working in a variety of application areas ranging from environmental to pharmaceutical. The 212-LC is an advanced low delay volume chromatography pump ideal for laboratories performing research or routine LC/MS analyses with industry-standard 2 mm columns. Typical applications include the analysis of trace level compounds in foods, environmental samples and in biological matrices where high sensitivity, high throughput and precise quantitation are critical. -- Bond Elut(R) Plexa(TM) is a new generation of polymeric solid phase extraction (SPE) laboratory consumable products that delivers improved analytical performance, ease of use and a faster, more streamlined sample preparation process to pharmaceutical researchers involved in clinical and preclinical research studies. Bond Elut Plexa's advanced polymeric design, featuring a hydroxylated exterior and a polarity gradient within the pores, improves extract cleanliness and analyte recovery, resulting in improved analytical sensitivity and superior data quality. These improvements are achieved with very simple SPE methods, thereby minimizing or eliminating method development and streamlining method validation. -- Pursuit(R) XRs Prep columns are specifically designed for benchtop preparative liquid chromatography (LC) applications. Formulated for use in the pharmaceutical, biotech and natural product industries, these columns help scientists, particularly those in pre-clinical development increase productivity by enabling more product to be purified in less time. Pursuit XRs Prep columns provide fast, high-resolution separations, and at the same time allow the highest available mass loading. Combining high ligand density with both 5 and 10 micron, 100 angstrom, high surface area silica, Pursuit XRs Prep columns enable up to 2.5 times more material to be purified per run so pre-clinical researchers can quickly obtain large amounts of high-purity product. These columns extend Varian's Pursuit XRs line of ultra-high resolution analytical columns into preparative applications. Both the analytical and preparative columns are available in C8, C18 and Diphenyl phases. -- VF- Pesticides GC Columns (VF-5 Pesticides and VF-1701 Pesticides) are highly inert, ultra low bleed GC columns for the analysis of trace (picogram) levels of pesticides in food and environmental samples. Column bleed is characterized by a baseline that rises as the column temperature is increased. Reduction of this bleeding improves signal to noise allowing greater accuracy in the quantitation of trace analytes. VF-1701 Pesticides offers up to a 10 fold reduction in bleed relative to other columns tested. Quantitation is also improved through better peak shapes resulting from the highly inert columns. Proven with both ECD (Electron Capture) and MS (Mass Spectrometry) detection, each column is individually tested with key pesticides including endrin and aldrin before shipment to ensure optimal peak shape and sensitivity. -- Varian Capillary and Nano LC columns provide outstanding resolution and sensitivity for bottom-up and top-down proteomics applications. Capillary and Nano LC columns are available in an array of choices regarding sorbent materials, pore size, column ID (75 micron and 320 micron), and length. Both ends of the column incorporate frits to ensure reproducibility, packed bed stability, and long column life. The standard 1/16 in. fittings provide flexible, universal and robust connections to most capillary/nano LC systems. -- Galaxie(TM) Scheduler is a multi-instrument, open-access software application that optimizes workflow by providing a seamless link between any Laboratory Information System (LIMS) and Varian's Galaxie Chromatography Data System. Designed initially for the petrochemical industry, Galaxie Scheduler can be used in any routine chromatography laboratory environment to automate the scheduling and running of samples on any designated instrument from a single, easily accessible screen. Scheduler minimizes manual operations and thereby reduces operator error and improves sample throughput and overall laboratory productivity. Galaxie Scheduler is compatible with any GC or HPLC instrument supported by the Galaxie Chromatography Data System and works with virtually any available LIMS. -- Quick Access(TM)software enables users of Varian's MS Workstation to increase their productivity by directing operator workflows and optimizing usage of multiple systems from a single computer. It has been designed for use in high-throughput laboratories in the pharmaceutical and environmental testing industries to simplify and optimize the workflow for casual operators. A single, skilled MS "administrator" can set up methods and monitor analyses for dozens of users. Through an easy-to-use computer interface, the software directs operators to submit their samples to the appropriate system with the shortest queue. -- Turbo-V(TM) 81 series pumps can increase instrument sensitivity in application areas that demand high vacuum integrity such as mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, and high energy physics. The Turbo-V 81-T represents a cost effective solution that in a more compact design offers significantly higher performance than most turbo pumps of the same class. The higher foreline tolerance of the Turbo-V 81-M allows the use of smaller primary pumps, reducing overall system costs. Both models offer greater pumping speeds with reduced power consumption compared to the Varian Turbo-V 70 series pumps that they replace.

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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 components, laboratory consumable supplies, software, training and support through its global distribution and support systems. Varian, Inc. employs approximately 3,700 people and operates manufacturing facilities in 13 locations in North America , Europe and Asia Pacific. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2006 sales of $835 million, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global SelectMarket under the symbol, "VARI". Further information is available on thecompany's Web site:

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