Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New ITQ Ion Trap GC/MS Series

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New ITQ Ion Trap GC/MS Series

Thermo Fisher Scientific Unveils New ITQ Ion Trap GC/MS Series

Austin, TEXAS (March 10, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world
leader in serving science, today announced the launch of its innovative
Thermo Scientific ITQ Series of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
ion trap instruments, featuring external ionization. The novel ITQ 700, ITQ
900 and ITQ 1100 ion trap systems feature fully upgradeable systems designed
to 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
systems address the analytical needs of the environmental, food safety,
pharmaceutical QA/QC, forensics and toxicology industries, as well as
academic laboratories. As the leader in ion trap technology, Thermo Fisher
is building on its rich heritage of innovation in mass spectrometry with the
introduction of this comprehensive GC/MS series.

Thermo Scientific ITQ 700 - Designed for routine full scan quantitation and
general teaching applications, the cost-effective ITQ 700 GC/MS system
combines full scan ion trap sensitivity with a small footprint for
laboratories with limited space. The ITQ 700 is capable of achieving a mass
range of 700 amu, suitable for most general GC/MS applications, including
environmental, QA/QC and forensics.

Thermo Scientific ITQ 900 - The ITQ 900 incorporates best-in-class full scan
sensitivity of ion trap mass spectrometry with the increased flexibility of
the Thermo Scientific TRACE GC Ultra gas chromatograph. Combining a complete
range of injector options including true Cold-on-Column, Programmable
Temperature Vaporization (PTV) and a full complement of additional
detectors, the ITQ 900 significantly expands the working mass range of a
typical GC/MS system to 900 amu. The Large Volume PTV injection with
back-flush option of the TRACE GC Ultra enables accurate detection of trace
level components in complex matrices. This system enables users to perform
routine full scan GC/MS with greater analytical flexibility.

Thermo Scientific ITQ 1100 - Offering the broadest selection of innovative
new features available for ion trap GC/MS, the Thermo Scientific ITQ 1100
system features new advanced MS/MS (MSn) functions. These high performance
ion trap-based GC/MS systems are ideal for laboratories seeking the most
powerful GC/MS platform and optimal flexibility. For the first time, Thermo
Scientific patented Pulsed Q Dissociation Mode (PQD) is available on a GC
ion trap system. PQD increases the number of product ions formed during
collision-induced disassociation (CID), yielding richer information for
qualitative MSn experiments. The ITQ 1100 also features a 250 L/sec
turbo-molecular pump, the Thermo Scientific Vacuum Probe Interlock and Data
Dependent Scanning. This integrated system provides an extended mass range
up to 1100 amu, considerably increasing the number of compounds that can be
detected and identified.

In addition, the ITQ Series of GC/MS systems can be fully upgraded to
maximize investment and offer the flexibility to cater to each analytical
requirement. Detection capability can be improved using the MS/MS upgrade,
while adding chemical ionization or direct sample probes allows increased
flexibility. Injection options can also be expanded beyond split/splitless
injectors to take advantage of advanced sample introduction techniques.

For more information about the new Thermo Scientific ITQ Series of GC/MS
systems, please email eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%61%6e%61%6c%79%7a%65%40%74%68%65%72%6d%6f%66%69%73%68%65%72%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%61%6e%61%6c%79%7a%65%40%74%68%65%72%6d%6f%66%69%73%68%65%72%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')), call +1 800-532-4752 or

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 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
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