Varian announces the release of significant additions to its family of Pursuit LC columns

Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today the release of significant additions to its family of Pursuit™ LC (liquid chromatography) columns for pharmaceutical applications. New materials address needs from drug discovery to bioanalysis, saving time on analysis and method development. The Pursuit range now covers a much broader array of bioapplications, from cutting edge, ultra high pressure and fast gradient UHPLC to more traditional analytical and preparative HPLC techniques.

The new Pursuit UPS 1.9 micron and 2.4 micron columns excel under high pressures and fast gradients. Pursuit UPS(1.9) columns boast the highest efficiency of Varian's phases for liquid chromatography, ensuring best resolution and sensitivity with UV and MS detection. For bioanalytical methods, where time is critical and thorough sample preparation is not always possible, the new Pursuit UPS(2.4) columns are also high efficiency and easy-to-use. They avoid sample particulate, clogging and backpressure issues to provide reduced instrument downtime and increased throughput.

"These new columns expand the Varian LC family to provide either generic UHPLC discovery or tailored (U)HPLC method development solutions, designed to fit the needs of distinct parts of the pharmaceutical industry," says Martin O'Donoghue, Senior Vice President, Scientific Instruments, Varian, Inc. "We continue to provide life scientists with more high quality choices for addressing their specific application challenges."

Varian also offers a full range of UHPLC compatible Pursuit XRs Ultra columns to transfer methods from UHPLC to traditional HPLC or preparative scale HPLC. Used together with Pursuit XRs, Ultra enables smooth scale-up and easy transfer of UHPLC methods to sites or contract laboratories without UHPLC capability.

SOURCE Varian, Inc.


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