ORLANDO, Fla. —Varian announced the availability of the world's first 15-Tesla Fourier transform mass spec system during Pittcon this week, while Agilent, Thermo Electron, and ABI showcased their own recently released mass specs.

Equipped with the strongest magnetic field magnet commercially available, Varian's instrument costs about $2 million, according to IonSpec, its developer. Varian acquired IonSpec last month.

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