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Automation Scheduling Software aids setup, streamlines workflow.

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January 27, 2014 - Able to control 30+ robots in one system, Momentum™ v3.3 incorporates graphical system layout and instrument integration suite within runtime environment. Users can accommodate quick system and instrument changes by configuring system directly within this solution, and communication settings for all instruments on system can be tested with one click. Integrated container library, support for¬†flexible workflow logic, and streamlined setup process simplify automation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Original Press Release

Automation Scheduling Software Offers New Model Building and Motion Planning Functions

Press release date: January 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –SLAS 2014 – Lab Managers¬† attending the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference and exposition are getting their first look at Thermo Scientific Momentum™ 3.3 automation scheduling software, which offers new features to facilitate set-up and streamline workflows.

Thermo Fisher is showcasing the software within booth #517 at SLAS2014, being held January 18-22 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Designed to save valuable time, this latest iteration of Momentum software incorporates graphical system layout and an instrument integration suite within the runtime environment. By configuring their system directly in Momentum 3.3, users can accommodate quick system and instrument changes. Furthermore, the communication settings for all instruments on the system can be tested at the click of a button for rapid integration.

Other enhancements engineered to simplify automation include the integration of a container library, designed to provide users with a pre-configured database of commonly used container types. This can allow precise container handling without the need to populate complex parameters. The intuitive software also supports flexible workflow logic, allowing users to define a set of plates to process based on lists of barcodes. This feature was added to enable plate and consumable inventory use in multiple processes, across batches. The set-up process has also been streamlined, with fewer steps than previous versions. This is designed to shorten sample submission times.

Momentum 3.3 is designed to be especially useful for modeling complex scenarios on large automated systems. The system can control more than 30 robots in one system. For more information on the Thermo Scientific Momentum 3.3, please visit booth 517 at SLAS2014, or www.thermoscientific.com/automate.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $13 billion, we have approximately 39,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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