PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (April 29, 2008) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has established a new partnership with Alta Tecnología to extend its substantial informatics offerings in Chile. The new distribution agreement allows Alta Tecnología to support sales activities in Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia for the Thermo Scientific portfolio of informatics products which are focused on the process industries and analytical laboratories, including Nautilus LIMS™, Sample Manager LIMS™ and Atlas CDS™. Dedicated sales experts will target those industries which are strong in the region, and which Thermo Fisher Scientific has long served, including the mining, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and chemical markets. Oliver Faidi Cortes, director of sales in Latin America & Caribbean Thermo Fisher Scientific, comments, “With distributors already located strategically across Latin America, this new partnership demonstrates our commitment to further expanding and improving our services in this geography. Headquartered in Santiago de Chile, Alta Tecnología has developed a deep knowledge of local businesses across Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the Thermo Scientific Informatics products through training. This perfectly positions Alta Tecnología to further promote and support our informatics portfolio for both new and existing customers.” Gonzalo Gonzalez, of Alta Tecnología, confirms, “Alta Tecnología focuses on the Latin American market, currently specializing in mass spectroscopy, spectroscopy and elemental analysis. We already represent Thermo Fisher Scientific in Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia for mass spectrometry; chromatography; spectroscopy and elemental analysis products; and are responsible for the spectroscopy products (UV-VIS and IR) in Chile. Alta Tecnología will offer sales and technical support for the informatics portfolio, bringing a dedicated local approach to the Thermo Fisher activity in the region.” Thermo Scientific informatics solutions have been deployed throughout the Life Sciences and Process industries of the Latin American and Caribbean region for more than 20 years. Thermo Fisher Scientific provides customers based in the region with software solutions designed to improve their operations as well as reduce risk and total cost of ownership. The company operates offices in Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and has an extended network of authorized partners in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Colombia. For more information about Thermo Scientific informatics solutions please call on +1 866-463-6522 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.thermo.com/informatics About 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 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.