Advanced Instruments to Introduce New CombiScope Analyzer at IFT Food Expo 2005

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New dairy lab instrument combines precise component analysis with high-speed somatic cell counting.

Advanced Instruments, Inc. will introduce its new CombiScope™ Analyzer, a highly reliable system that performs both milk composition analysis and somatic cell counting for rapid milk testing in dairy labs, at the upcoming 2005 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo (Booth #1343) in New Orleans.

“The CombiScope solution combines a spectrophotometer using established infrared technology for elemental analysis, plus FDA-approved, fluorescence flow cytometry for fast and accurate counting of somatic cells,” said Peter Costas, vice president, sales and marketing, Advanced Instruments. “The dual-purpose analyzer quantifies the amount of fat, protein, lactose, and solids content accurately and automatically in milk and milk products, as well as precisely measuring the total number of somatic cells in raw milk.”

Reliability and Technical Support Deliver Lowest Cost of Ownership

The modular system incorporates confirmed technologies that deliver the highest uptime and maximum asset utilization. “When combined with its ease of use, standard one-year warranty, free on-site training and Advanced Instruments’ 24/7 technical support, the CombiScope offers dairy labs the lowest cost of ownership over the lifetime of the solution,” said Costas.

In addition, the CombiScope analyzer’s features include:

• Accurate measurement of somatic cell count via closed-circuit sample preparation unit

• Automated cleaning and zeroing

• Customizable interface via DataScope™ software

• Easy maintenance and rapid upgrading due to modular construction

The company also announced the availability of the CombiScope FTIR analyzer, a version of the CombiScope platform with Fourier Transform Infrared technology that provides ultra-precise component analysis, outstanding calibration transferability, and high throughput. “This system can process up to 400 samples per hour and is ideal for herd improvement and payment control applications where exceptional accuracy is required,” Costas said.

For more information, visit the Advanced Instruments booth, number 1343, at the 2005 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo in New Orleans, July 16-20. Or, view the company web site at http://www.aicompanies.com/ai_products/combiscope.htm or contact customer service at 800-225-4034 or 1-781-320-9000.

About Advanced Instruments:

Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc., is the world’s largest supplier of freezing-point osmometers used in clinical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the food, dairy, and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, the company also produces Fiske® Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., and Delta Instruments as wholly-owned subsidiaries. Advanced Instruments’ products are supported by a worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors. The company can be found online at http://www.aicompanies.com or contact customer service at 800-225-4034 or 1-781-320-9000.

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