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Thermo Fisher Scientific Showcases Product Innovation at PITTCON 2008

New Technologies Move Science Forward by Simplifying Complex Laboratory


NEW ORLEANS, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today launched significant new technologies at PITTCON 2008 that are designed to make advanced analytical techniques available to a wider range of end users and applications. PITTCON, the world's largest conference and exposition for laboratory science, is under way in New Orleans from March 3 - 6.

"We have an exciting new product line-up at PITTCON again this year, with innovations that make it easier for our customers to take advantage of the most sophisticated analytical technologies available for their application -- from research to routine," said Marc N. Casper, executive vice president of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Our goal is to simplify laboratory processes for our customers so they can move science forward by achieving their goals more rapidly and cost effectively."

The company is showcasing an array of instruments, equipment, consumables, software and services that fortify Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific as the premier brands in the scientific community. This industry-leading portfolio of laboratory offerings is on display in booths 1741 and 1721.

Among the new technologies, products and capabilities introduced this year at PITTCON are:

Molecular Spectroscopy

Thermo Fisher Scientific has leveraged the rugged, reliable architecture of its existing spectroscopy portfolio to deliver a new class of instruments to users who can benefit from FT-IR and Raman capabilities, but who, until now, lacked sufficient time or expertise to use them. New solutions under the theme, "spectroscopy simplified," include:

Thermo Scientific Nicolet(TM) iS(TM)10 FT-IR spectrometer -- powered by

new OMNIC(TM) Specta(TM) software, this easy-to-use system simplifies

spectroscopy, enabling chemists in analytical and investigative

chemistry laboratories to take advantage of the power of FT-IR.

Thermo Scientific Nicolet(TM) iN(TM)10 FT-IR microscope -- powered by

new OMNIC(TM) Picta(TM) software, this FT-IR microscope is a significant

development that simplifies infrared microscopy for chemists in

analytical and investigative chemistry laboratories.

Thermo Scientific DXR SmartRaman spectrometer -- a new Raman platform

designed specifically for the needs and environment of the quality

control (QC) laboratory, it will enable many QC labs to harness the

power of the Raman technique for the first time.

Thermo Scientific DXR Raman microscope -- designed to help non

specialist users perform rapid sampling and analysis of small features,

down to one-micron spatial resolution, this novel microscope also offers

superior overall performance and outstanding reproducibility in a

package that anyone can use.

Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography

Thermo Fisher Scientific expands the broadest mass spectrometry offering in the industry with innovative systems that dramatically increase the amount of useful information a scientist yields from analyses, with fewer sample preparation requirements, higher throughput and greater confidence in the results. Enhancements to the Thermo Scientific mass spectrometry portfolio include:

Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap XL ETD and Thermo Scientific MALDI LTQ

Orbitrap -- these advancements bring electron transfer dissociation

(ETD)and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI)capabilities

to the award-winning LTQ Orbitrap(R) hybrid series of mass

spectrometers. The LTQ Orbitrap XL ETD is the only ETD instrument with

both high resolution and accurate mass, enabling the ultimate in

definitive protein characterization. The new MALDI LTQ Orbitrap series

accelerates the analysis of whole tissue, biological and polymer samples

by leveraging the ultrahigh resolution and accurate mass Orbitrap


Thermo Scientific MALDI LTQ XL(TM) mass spectrometer with ImageQuest(TM)

software -- this new, sensitive tissue-imaging platform makes it easier

for scientists to analyze whole tissue, biological and polymer samples

without extensive sample preparation.

Thermo Scientific ITQ(TM) Series of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

(GC/MS) ion trap instruments -- featuring external ionization, the novel

ITQ 700(TM), ITQ 900(TM) and ITQ 1100(TM) ion trap systems are fully

upgradeable and provide high performance and high specificity. Developed

for a wide range of applications, from routine GC/MS to research-grade

ion trap MS, these new GC/MS systems address the analytical needs of the

environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical QA/QC, forensics and

toxicology industries, as well as academic laboratories.

Elemental Spectroscopy

Thermo Scientific NITON XL3 Series handheld elemental analyzers --

equipped with new capabilities that reinforce the company's position as

the leading provider of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers, the

NITON XL3 platform is purpose-built for nondestructive elemental

analysis. Now featuring light elemental analysis and small-spot focus

technology, the NITON XL3 serves numerous applications, including

analysis of metal alloys for scrap metal recycling, QA/QC in

manufacturing and fabrication environments, RoHS compliance, and toy and

consumer goods screening.

UV-Vis Spectroscopy

Thermo Scientific NanoDrop line of micro-volume spectroscopy systems --

making their debut at PITTCON 2008 after being acquired by Thermo Fisher

in 2007, these unique instruments use a patented technology that enables

easy measurement of UV-Vis and fluorescence by eliminating the use of

cuvettes and associated dilutions. The systems are designed for

applications involving small sample volumes, increasingly required in

emerging life sciences research that requires measurement of DNA and



Darwin LIMS(TM) 3.0 laboratory information management system -- brings

significant functionality enhancements to the pharmaceutical industry

through a purpose-built LIMS designed specifically for QA/QC, offering

environmental monitoring, dissolution, stability management, product and

batch management and system interfacing.

Water Analysis

Thermo Scientific Orion Dual Star Meter -- a new benchtop meter ideal

for wastewater labs that require quick and easy measurements of pH and

ammonia and for food labs that routinely measure pH and sodium levels


Thermo Scientific Orion ROSS Ultra(R) triodes(TM) and Thermo Scientific

Orion Green electrodes -- new, environmentally friendly electrodes that

offer high performance, ease of use and durability.

Thermo Scientific Barnstead(TM) High Purity Lab Water Systems --

including NANOpure(R) and the DIamond(TM) RO reverse osmosis system,

these products feature state-of-the-art purification technologies

integrated within ergonomic, user-friendly designs. They provide

scientists with high-purity water for critical analytical and research

applications, including molecular biology and cell culture in life

science research.

Also featured at PITTCON this year is the Applications Lab, located between the Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific exhibits in booth 1735. The Lab brings the premier brands together in examples of two complete workflow solutions, for proteomics and food safety applications. The proteomics workflow includes everything necessary for complete differential protein expression analysis -- from cell culture media to the unparalleled mass accuracy of the Orbitrap. The food safety workflow incorporates reagents, chromatography, mass spectrometry, microbiology and LIMS to provide a complete solution for both pesticide residue and pathogen analysis. These typical laboratory workflows show how easily the range of Thermo Fisher Scientific offerings can be integrated in a customer setting.

For full press releases announcing all new products at PITTCON 2008, please visit the online media room at

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

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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