Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Cell Culture Excellence Program

Unrivalled offering delivers essential products and services for cell biologists BOSTON, MA., (2 June, 2008) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced its new Thermo Scientific Cell Culture Excellence™ program. Recognizing the importance of cell culture and its role in key research areas such as functional biology, disease studies, and cell-based drug discovery, Thermo Fisher Scientific has brought together a full array of innovative products and services tailored to the needs of cell biologists working in academic settings, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and government research facilities. The program provides essential equipment, instruments, consumables, reagents, media, services and software to address the daily challenges associated with culturing mammalian cells. The new Cell Culture Excellence program leverages proven products from the company’s broad portfolio to support the complete cell culture process: growth and passage; culture and experimentation; characterization and analysis; and reagent and sample storage. Thermo Fisher brings proven expertise and a long history of partnering with researchers to develop product innovations that address key issues such as reliability, reproducibility, scalability, traceability, and security. Each product is designed to be easy-to-use, for maximum productivity. Key Thermo Scientific products within the Cell Culture Excellence portfolio include: Cell culture media and sera products from the HyClone® product family High-quality consumables from the Nalgene® and Nunc® product portfolio Time-tested analytical instruments from the Cellomics®, Multiskan®, and Varioskan,® product lines Cell culture and storage equipment from the Heraeus®, Sorvall®, Revco®, and Forma® product families Ultra-pure water from its Barnstead® product suite Key technologies such as its Nautilus® LIMS software Multidrop, Matrix®, and Finnpipette® liquid handling products. With this comprehensive offering, Thermo Fisher Scientific is poised to partner with researchers to enable discovery across the entire spectrum of cell culture research applications. Guy Broadbent, president of the Laboratory Products Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific said, “Cell culture encompasses many ground-breaking areas of research. As the world leader in serving science our aim is always to draw on our extensive expertise to develop innovative and reliable solutions to meet specific requirements and complement the rigorous scientific methods used in the cell culture lab today.” Broadbent continued, “This new Cell Culture Excellence program provides a broad portfolio of best-in-class cell culture tools to maintain the precision and accuracy of cell culture processes for the highest levels of cell-based research.” Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science. 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

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