PerkinElmer Highlights New Analytical Solutions at Pittcon® 2007 To Drive The Pace And Precision of Research And Testing


Source: PerkinElmer, Inc.

New Technologies, Approaches Break Down Barriers to High-Performing, Faster and More Accurate Analysis


CHICAGO – PerkinElmer Inc., (NYSE: PKI), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, is highlighting its latest solutions to help scientists gain greater insight into samples with precise, easy-to-use, high-throughput solutions at PITTCON® 2007, Feb. 26-March 2, Booth 843.  The latest offerings are designed for laboratories in a wide range of market segments, including environmental, hydrocarbon processing and biofuels, forensics, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemical quality control and academia.


The new Clarus® 600 Gas Chromatograph (GC) and Clarus® 600 Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) are making their PITTCON debut with an in-booth demonstration of the novel GC oven technology enabling the fastest injection-to-injection time in a conventional GC while reducing cycle time and significantly increasing sample throughput.  The Clarus 600 GC addresses the needs of the full spectrum of GC users, including environmental contract, forensics, petrochemicals and chemical quality-control laboratories; the Clarus 600 GC/MS supports the same segments with additional applications for food and fragrance analysis.


“The new products being introduced at this year’s Pittsburgh Conference reflect our customers’ demand for both depth and breadth in analytical solutions,” said Robert F. Friel, president of PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences.  “In terms of depth, many of our new innovations are tailored to specific, but fast growing applications, such as biofuel processing and used oil analysis.  In addition, we are increasing the breadth of several product families, such as our Molecular Spectroscopy line, where customers want to choose the level of performance and features that meet their individual needs.”


Other GC innovations include four Biodiesel Gas Chromatography Turnkey Systems to support the rapidly growing biofuels industry.  These systems provide a choice of best-in-class analyzers for the verification of pure biodiesel (B100) to meet ASTM and European CEN Method EN14105 standards.


The new qVisc 4320 AX Autosampler Viscometer, available from PerkinElmer under a distribution agreement with The Fluid Life Corp., expands PerkinElmer’s solutions to support the analysis of used oil.   Laboratories use the measurement of viscosity to determine if a potential problem exists with a used oil sample that may require further analysis by other instrumentation.  The qVisc 4320 AX can analyze up to 200 samples in its autosampler unattended.  The advanced system automatically adds solvents as needed and maintains the cleanliness of the glassware to reduce operator intervention and minimize downtime. 


The industry leader in molecular spectroscopy for more than 60 years, PerkinElmer is introducing several new offerings at PITTCON: 


  • Spectrum™ 400 – The latest infrared tool to combine optimized near-infrared (NIR) and mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy in a single research-grade instrument, allowing its user to switch between the two with the push of a button.  It will aid in trouble-shooting, method and product development and routine infrared (IR) analyses and will support testing and research in multiple applications, including chemicals and materials, pharmaceuticals and academia. 
  • RamanStation™ 400 – The first in a series of new Raman instrumentation introductions, offering push-button ease-of-use with advanced technology that enables full spectral range at high resolution in one acquisition.  It allows for faster data collection, increased uptime and data reproducibility among users in academia and drug discovery. 

“The RamanStation 400 brings dispersive Raman technology to a wider audience than previous technology,” Friel noted.  “It’s simple enough for a non-Raman specialist to obtain high quality information on the identification, composition and molecular structure of samples.”


Other products and services that will be showcased at PerkinElmer’s booth at PITTCON include:

  • Spectrum™ Express Software – This software provides customers in routine testing and academic teaching environments with “walk up and measure” ease-of-use.  Presented with a streamlined, standardized and modern interface, Spectrum Express users will be able to complete analyses faster, with minimal training needed.
  • DMA 8000 – A newly acquired line of easy-to-use, flexible and powerful Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) products for thermal analysis of materials’ bulk properties.  It represents the type of novel, next-generation technology PerkinElmer is investing in to support thermal analysis applications. The DMA 8000 instrumentation is for use in the polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals and food industries for diverse applications ranging from simple quality control to advanced research.
  • Improved Workflow Management features for LABWORKSTM LIMS 6.0 – The result of experience and keen insights into customer workflow needs, the WorkflowArchitect provides a mechanism for easily tailoring and testing changes to the default LABWORKS workflow.  Other features of Version 6.0 include a completely updated graphical user interface, ClickOnce subscriber model for deployment, enhanced audit trail and error handling and an integrated real-time messaging system to facilitate communication and system notifications.  LABWORKS LIMS provides a scalable solution, with a common architecture for both Web and console/client applications providing flexibility and choice, while maintaining stability.
  • PerkinElmer SCIEX™ ELAN® v3.4 software – The fully automated and easy-to-use software for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) instrumentation helps increase consistency of performance and efficiencies for laboratories with high-productivity demands in a range of segments.  The industry-first Scheduler feature allows laboratory personnel at any skill level to pre-set daily performance checks and program unattended analysis.
  • OneSource® Professional Services – OneSource is a tailored business improvement solution which provides the skills and capabilities necessary to enable scientists to focus on the science while lowering costs, increasing productivity and enhancing regulatory compliance. Services are available globally and include asset and maintenance management, maintenance triage, multi-vendor service contracts and validation, laboratory relocation and a wide range of training and e-learning opportunities.

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