PerkinElmer, Inc.
May 17, 2012
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PerkinElmer Showcases Direct Sample Analysis (DSA) Solutions for Mass Spectrometry at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference

New DSA system dramatically reduces analysis time from 25 minutes to 25 seconds by eliminating sample preparation steps for faster, more reliable results and lab workflows

WALTHAM, Mass.May 17, 2012 – PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced today that it will be presenting innovative mass spectrometry solutions that reduce analysis time from minutes to seconds by eliminating sample preparation steps.  Beginning May 19th, these solutions will be showcased at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference at booth #20 and hospitality suite #110 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Designed and engineered to work seamlessly with PerkinElmer’s AxION® 2 Time-of–Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer, the AxION® Direct Sample Analysis (DSA)’s breakthrough technology enables scientists to get mass spectrometry results in seconds by eliminating the need for front-end gas or liquid chromatography separation.  With this system, sample analysis time can be reduced by almost 99% and can provide significant cost savings as it eliminates the need for chromatography which dramatically improves laboratory workflows while delivering faster results.

To further streamline lab operations, PerkinElmer will demonstrate its easy-to-use, web-based AxION eDoor™ open access software.  Compatible with workflows in all types of LC/MS laboratories, AxION eDoor provides “walk up access” for sample introduction, while enabling management and control of a complete network of multi-vendor mass spectrometry instruments and users.  The system features a modern, intuitive interface and provides fast, convenient access to results via Web, email or any PDA. 

“While mass spectrometry technology provides the deepest insights into samples, labs are faced with the challenges of lengthy sample preparation and complex software systems that are time-consuming and require highly skilled staff to perform,” said Silverio (Sal) Iacono, vice president for Mass Spectrometry, PerkinElmer.  “In addition to virtually eliminating sample prep and the need for front end chromatography, our new mass spectrometry solutions are so easy to use that little or no training is required.  At ASMS, we will demonstrate how these innovations streamline laboratory workflows and control, all while ensuring the generation of outstanding mass spec data and results.”

Join PerkinElmer experts to learn more about the Company’s mass spectrometry offerings as well as the broad range of applications across key market segments.  From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (PDT) May 21 through 23, PerkinElmer analytical instruments, software and service offerings will be on display at hospitality suite #110.  These offerings include:

About PerkinElmer, Inc.

PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The company reported revenue of approximately $1.9 billion in 2011, has about 7,000 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

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