PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2004
Varian, Inc. (Nasdaq: VARI) today debuted the VK 905 Mobile Washing Station, the next generation of wash station, which enhances productivity in pharmaceutical laboratories. This fully mobile unit allows scientists to clean dissolution vessels without removing them from dissolution testing systems, saving time and eliminating the possibility of breaking expensive vessels.
Scientists in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries use dissolution testers to determine bioavailability, or the rate at which active ingredients in drug forms become available to be used by the body. Bioavailability testing by this method is required throughout the pharmaceutical manufacturing process to ensure product quality and stability.
Measuring approximately 40 inches tall and 30 inches wide, the washing station can be easily wheeled from tester-to-tester to service vessels in place, alleviating the time-consuming need of re-verification for subsequent testing. Ordinarily, the location of each vessel is recorded when a vessel is placed in a dissolution bath and the centering is measured and the height adjustment of the paddle is verified. Each time a vessel is removed for cleaning, the verification process needs to be repeated to maintain accurate parameters. Additionally, use of the VK 905 ensures each vessel is cleaned consistently in the same manner.
The standard heating capability on the VK 905 allows the use of cleaning fluids heated up to 50 degrees C. Each one-liter vessel can be cleaned in less than 30 seconds. The VK 905 is a cleaning, containment and disposal system all-in-one and can be utilized with any vendor's dissolution tester.
Varian, Inc. supplies a broad array of scientific instruments and consumable supplies for life science applications. Since 1999, the company has maintained a balanced approach to enhancing and expanding its products for life science and industrial customers.
Varian, Inc.'s VK 905 Mobile Washing Station is available now. For further product information, please visit: http://www.varianinc.com/cgi-bin/nav?products/dissolution/index&cid=LOQJKPPFI
About Varian, Inc.
Varian, Inc. is a major supplier of scientific instruments, vacuum technologies, and specialized contract electronics manufacturing services. These businesses serve a broad range of life science and industrial customers worldwide. The company manufactures in 14 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim and employs some 4,300 people. Varian, Inc. had fiscal year 2003 sales of $848 million. Additional information about Varian is available at www.varianinc.com.
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