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

Monday, April 28, 2008 General News J E 4
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PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28 Varian, Inc.(NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today the availability of a nano-LC (liquidchromatography) system as an option for Varian's 920-MS Triple QuadrupoleFourier Transform Mass Spectrometer (TQ-FTMS). The Varian 216-LC, combinedwith the 920-MS, offers increased sensitivity and more consistent data toresearchers involved in proteomics research. The 216-LC is supplied to Varianunder an OEM agreement with Proxeon A/S.

The 216-LC employs a "splitless" design that delivers nanoliter flows to amass spectrometer without discarding a large fraction of the solvent. Moreprecise mixing of binary gradients, controlled by one flow sensor for eachmobile phase, ensures reproducible gradients and better retention timeprecision. An integrated, temperature controlled, low-sample-loss autosamplerenhances productivity, and minimizes transfer time to the separation columneven at nanoliter flow rates while keeping the total footprint of the systemsmall.

"Nanospray capabilities make the Varian 920-MS an exceptionally powerfultool for proteomics research," said Martin O'Donoghue, Senior Vice President,Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. "In an area where sample quantities canbe limited and difficult to obtain, we have made it easier for life scientiststo gather more data from minute amounts of material."

For more technical information about Varian's FTMS instrumentation, pleasevisit http://www.varianinc.com/products/

Varian, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of scientific instruments andvacuum technologies for life science and industrial applications. The companyprovides complete solutions, including instruments, vacuum products,laboratory consumable supplies, software, training and support through itsglobal distribution and support systems. Varian, Inc. employs approximately4,000 people worldwide and operates manufacturing facilities in North America,Europe and Asia Pacific. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2007 sales of $921million, and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Marketunder the symbol, "VARI." Further information is available on the company'sWeb site: http://www.varianinc.com.For More Information, Contact: Public Relations Varian, Inc. 650.424.3845 pr@varianinc.com

SOURCE Varian, Inc.
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