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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Connects

Elevating the Role of Laboratory Informatics into the Enterprise

(PresseBox) (Chicago, ) Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, launches a new program aimed at bridging the gap between laboratory generated data and the enterprise level information that is required for mission critical management decisions. Thermo Scientific Connects is being launched at Pittcon 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, from March 8-13, 2009.

Thermo Scientific Connects is a set of offerings that leverage the company's breadth of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) capabilities, as well as expertise in enterprise systems integration to help streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems. Connects assists organizations in integrating application-specific workflows, thereby transforming laboratory data into relevant business information and maximizing a company's enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions in today's resource-constrained environment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is well positioned to offer this comprehensive solution set, which is comprised of a combination of Thermo Scientific instruments, LIMS and CDS software, tools and services, and capitalizes on ongoing partnerships with technology leaders including Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, enterprise Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) providers like Symyx Technologies, document management systems (DMS) companies like NextDocs and members of the company's Global Partner Alliance, a network of highly experienced partners that deliver local and regional support to Thermo Scientific product and service offerings around the world. By offering an end-to-end solution that facilitates the integration of various instruments and systems, along with the interoperability necessary to transform data into relevant business drivers, Thermo Scientific Connects will help expand the business of science from the laboratory throughout the enterprise.

Thermo Scientific Connects is the latest strategic initiative from Thermo Fisher Scientific that leverages the power of the company's product and services offerings and its partners, to bring key business knowledge originating in the laboratory to management at all levels of the enterprise. The integration of the entire enterprise will facilitate better data correlation and collaboration, end-to-end report generation, more secure data exchanges, with the goal of providing management with a dashboard view of the key metrics essential to running the business, thereby enabling management to have the critical data they need before, not after, any point of crisis.

"Analytical laboratories can provide critical data for tighter control of manufacturing processes and to ensure product quality," according to ARC Sr. Analyst Paula Hollywood "but only if a coordinated integration strategy is employed where lab data is integrated with higher level business systems that will provide information visibility to decision makers when they need it. The value of lab data is enhanced when partnering with a supplier such as Thermo Fisher Scientific who has the analytical measurement expertise, the knowledge of process manufacturing, the capability to manage the data, and provides the support services required for an integrated solution."

This integration of Thermo Scientific Informatics solutions with enterprise systems and laboratory equipment is particularly relevant in today's business climate where near instantaneous response is required by companies in all industries to protect the public or the environment, whether it be a food producer responding to a contamination event, a petro/chemical company ensuring the safety of the natural environment, or a pharmaceutical company responding to raw materials inconsistencies in a manufacturing environment.

Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager, Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, says "We have an opportunity to help our customers now respond with more certainty to the many challenges facing business today. Changes in the current environment, whether political, economic or regulatory, make it imperative for companies to gain greater leverage and utilization from their existing enterprise data systems and LIMS investments. Working closely with our strategic partners, Thermo Fisher is well positioned to help our customers to achieve these goals."

For more information about Thermo Scientific informatics solutions, please call + 1 215 964 6020 e-mail marketing.informatics@thermofisher.com or visit www.thermo.com/informatics.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

About Fisher Scientific GmbH (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual revenues of $10.5 billion, we have more than 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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