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Thermo Fisher Scientific Achieves Milestone with Sale of 15000th NanoDrop 1000 Spectrophotometer

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
81 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA, 02454

Press release date: March 1, 2008

WILMINGTON, Delaware (March, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Drexel University is the 15000th purchaser of the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop(TM) 1000 UV/VIS Spectrophotometer. The instrument will be used in a microbial source tracking project at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This groundbreaking instrument with its patented sample retention system has revolutionized how scientists use spectrophotometers, enabling them to quantitate biomolecules with the minimal consumption of sample (1 ÁL).

The landmark sale of the 15000th Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 1000 instrument is yet another example of how this novel microsample spectrophotometer impacts the scientific community. Dr. Charles N. Haas, Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Joanna M. Pope, Doctoral Candidate, are using the instrument for a microbial source tracking project at Drexel University, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department. This research uses genotypic methods to determine the sources of microbial contamination in surface waters in Philadelphia, with the aim of improving water quality. The NanoDrop 1000 is used to quantify the concentration and purity of microbial DNA, prior to analysis. PCR amplification is used to build a library of data from known host species, to which bacteria in the water are compared. "We are proud and pleased to be part of such a landmark event," said Dr. Joanna Pope.

The versatility and elegant simplicity of the instrument has made the NanoDrop 1000 the undisputed leader in microsample absorbance analysis around the world. As assays are continually being developed using smaller amounts of material, this instrument has provided the means of performing quality control steps that researchers would previously forgo due to the volumes required by traditional cuvette-based systems. The use of the NanoDrop 1000 has translated into better process control as scientists have integrated the microsample system into a wide range of workflows -from microarray expression analysis to HLA typing for organ transplantation.

For more information on the Thermo Scientific NanoDrop 1000, please email, call +1 302-479-7707 or visit

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

For further press information please contact: Eleanor CallanMonk, The Scott Partnership, 1 Whiteside, Station Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8AA, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 1477 539539 Fax: +44 1477 539 540 Email:

Secondary Contact Information: Cathy Williams +1 302-479-7707

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