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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Polystyrene Roller Bottle Product Line Assets from BD

Additional product line reinforces commitment to being the most comprehensive partner in bioproduction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (March 1, 2011) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of the polystyrene roller bottle product line from BD, a global technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instruments and reagents. The acquisition demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific's commitment to provide customers with the most complete offering of laboratory products.

Roller bottles are one of several production cell culture platforms which include market-leading innovations such as the Thermo Scientific Hyclone Single Use Bioreactor (S.U.B) and the Thermo Scientific Nunc Cell Factory system. These systems are critical for the production of vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and cell-based therapeutics.

The recent announcement of a new manufacturing facility in Shanghai, coupled with this acquisition, demonstrate Thermo Fisher's commitment to invest in innovative product platforms and to become the most comprehensive provider of bioproduction products in the industry.

"We are excited to announce this addition to our laboratory products portfolio," says Verner Andersen, vice president and general manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "As a result, we will ensure the continued availability of this product line to our customers using roller bottles in their validated manufacturing processes. This focus reinforces our commitment to be the leader in bioproduction processing by to offer a full range of complementary production cell culture products."

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011, subject to satisfaction of certain closing conditions. Representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific and BD are working together to coordinate a seamless transition of products through the supply chain to meet the demand requirements of existing customers. Manufacturing of the newly acquired line of polystyrene roller bottles will be relocated to Thermo Fisher's Fairport, N.Y. facility.

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) 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 nearly $11 billion, we have approximately 37,000 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 two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit

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