Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Data Management Solution for Mining Industry with SampleManager LIMS

Philadelphia, (PresseBox) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that its laboratory information management systems (LIMS) offer efficiencies, improved productivity and regulatory compliance for the modern mining industry. LIMS are a key component in the day-to-day management of a modern mining operation, not only to monitor the quality of the mine's output, but also to drive increased productivity and help the mining operations comply with myriad regulatory requirements related to everything from documentation and instrument calibration to environmental monitoring.

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS(TM) offers the modern mining industry a centralized system to access data and extract information, enabling effective management of laboratory operations. The LIMS provides evidence and documentation to support laboratory compliance with ISO 17025, allowing full traceability of personnel and procedures entered and facilitating the review of all incidents, corrective actions, non-conforming results and other events. SampleManager LIMS also includes built-in functionality to handle environmental monitoring. Within SampleManager, environmental monitoring of key areas of the laboratory can be scheduled, and validation of methods allows laboratory managers to achieve continuous compliance with ISO 17025.

The future of mining depends on the industry's capacity to maintain a balance between profitability and preservation of new environments, human capital and the surrounding communities. This requires assessment of risk at all stages to ensure that impacts on the environment and on humans are always understood. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS addresses these requirements, serving as a tool to manage mining data, which enables laboratory and mining operations managers to obtain faster results, improved efficiencies, increased margins, and certification of the end product. An automated information management system can ensure secure documentation and compliance with the many requirements imposed on the industry. Modern mining operations realize these benefits and deliver increased value to their shareholders when they automate their laboratories with world-class LIMS.

To further secure its position as a leader in the mining industry, Thermo Fisher is hosting a Laboratory Informatics Symposium - Latin America Mining Day - in Belo Horizonte Lourdes Brazil on August 12, 2008. The Latin America Mining Day will offer an exciting program aimed at introducing the full capabilities of Thermo Scientific laboratory data management solutions to the mining industry. Online registration can be completed at www.lis08.com.

Information specific to the mining industry, including product information and case studies, may be found at www.thermo.com/limsmetal.

For more information about Thermo Scientific informatics solutions, please call +1(866)4636522, e-mail marketing.informatics@thermofisher.com or visit www.thermo.com/informatics.

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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 billion, we have more than 30,000 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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