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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New High Resolution UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 10, 2009) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, introduced the new Thermo Scientific Evolution 60S spectrophotometer, a powerful UV-Visible instrument designed with the flexibility to perform QA/QC, life science and general research methods. The Evolution™ 60S features a 1.0 nm spectral bandwidth, bringing a new level of clarity to measurements in an affordable, compact design. Enhanced scanning technology acquires high-quality spectral data at speeds greater than 4,200 nm per minute. Evolution 60S spectrophotometers meet the stringent requirements of international pharmacopeias and offer validation tools and protocols for customers in the regulated marketplace. The new instrument will be exhibited at the Thermo Scientific booth #2001 at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Exposition (AAPS), Los Angeles, CA, November 8-12, 2009.

The long-life xenon lamp of the Evolution 60S requires no warm-up time, providing instant measurements and excellent performance over the entire wavelength range of 190-1100 nm. Guaranteed for three years of continuous use, the xenon lamp typically provides five to seven years of maintenance-free operation, dramatically increasing instrument availability and decreasing requalification requirements that result from frequent lamp changes. Furthermore, the lamp is only on when taking measurements, ensuring temperature stability in the Evolution 60S sample compartment and protecting sensitive samples from exposure to intense UV light.

Life science applications are supported with a wide array of pre-programmed biological assays for analyzing protein and nucleic acid samples and performing cell growth measurements. The Evolution 60S comes standard with a six-position cell changer and aluminum base plate single cell holder for enhanced functionality with advanced sampling accessories. Furthermore, additional PC software is available to assist customers in performing the most common methods for enzymatic food and beverage, color and materials transmission analyses.

System qualification packages are available to support qualification and validation activities. Performance verification tests included in the embedded software of every Evolution 60S ensure optimal instrument performance in accordance with GLP and GMP procedures. Additional methods for stray light, noise and resolution are available to meet the definitive needs of each customer. Optional security software enables 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and audit trail capabilities on all computer controlled configurations.

For added flexibility, the Evolution 60S UV-Visible spectrophotometer is available in both local control and PC-only configurations. The intuitive embedded software in the local control configuration is driven from an integrated, chemical resistant keypad for stand-alone operation. For added convenience, the local control configuration incorporates an easy-to-read LCD display with LED backlights for low power usage and a longer life. The ergonomical PC-only configuration enables data to be collected, stored, recalled and analyzed using one convenient software program. A front panel USB port in the local control configuration allows unlimited method and data storage on memory devices. The instrument also benefits from USB connectivity to external printers and a computer for maximum flexibility.

For more information about the new Thermo Scientific Evolution 60S UV-Visible spectrophotometer, please visit booth #2001 at AAPS 2009. Alternatively, please call 1-800-532-4752, e-mail or visit

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

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 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 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. The Thermo Scientific brand represents 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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