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Benchtop Robot automates laboratory workflows.

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January 16, 2013 - Adaptable to user demands, VALet allows multiple hotel positioning for customizable, high-density microplate movement and storage. User-defined choices include random or sequential storage access, providing capacity up to 45 or 120 microplates, respectively. Thermotor™ technology enables VALet to be controlled directly from computer without additional controllers. With 4-axis plus servo-gripper and capacity to access single and multiple arrayed nests, robot supports instrument loading functions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Benchtop Robot for Automated Workflows

Press release date: January 14, 2013

The Thermo Scientific VALet provides Flexible, Future-proof Microplate Storage and Movement

ORLANDO, FL  – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific VALet, a benchtop robot enabling simple, configurable laboratory automation. Adaptable to user demands, VALetTM has been designed to allow multiple hotel positioning for customizable, high density microplate movement and storage, which can increase productivity in a limited work space. With four-axis plus servo-gripper, and the capacity to access both single and multiple arrayed nests, VALet is designed to be the ideal robot for instrument loading functions.

Built for the dynamic laboratory environment, the Thermo Scientific VALet caters to a broad range of applications, from simple instrument loading to more complex, integrated workflows. With its flexible design and on-board re-grip station, the high capacity microplate storage can be placed on the left, right or at the front to optimize its fit in the laboratory. User-defined choices also include random or sequential storage access, giving a capacity of up to 45 or 120 microplates, respectively. VALet has been designed to enable the quick addition of connecting carousels, which can be mixed and matched to provide enhanced storage and workflow capacity tailored to specific requirements. This ability to accept multiple storage expansion options makes VALet an adaptable robot in the microplate mover sector, with considerable upgrade capability.

Thermo Scientific VALet users will also benefit from the integration of Thermotor™ technology that allows the VALet to be controlled directly from a computer without the need for additional controllers. This feature is designed to save valuable laboratory space, to permit a quieter working environment and to negate the need for dedicated automation engineers. In combination with the Thermo Scientific Momentum™ scheduling software, including the newly launched Momentum 3.2, the VALet bench-top robot is well positioned to provide users with a platform for creating, operating and fulfilling automated workflow needs, accurately and efficiently.

For more information on the Thermo Scientific VALet, please visit 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 $12 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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