Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces That PEMEX Standardized on Thermo Scientific LIMS and CDS

Adds Chromatography Data System to LIMS for Integrated Automation

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (December 14, 2006) - Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that PEMEX Gas and Basic Petrochemical (PGBP), a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the largest company in Mexico, has standardized its laboratory automation by deploying Atlas CDS(TM) alongside SampleManager LIMS(TM), two Thermo Scientific-branded enterprise software solutions.

Just months after deploying the flagship Thermo Scientific laboratory information management system (LIMS), SampleManager, across its nine gas processing plants in Mexico, PGBP contracted to deploy Atlas, a Thermo Scientific chromatography data system, in those same facilities.

"The use of Atlas CDS and its integration with SampleManager LIMS makes operations, maintenance, and incidence resolution easier, now that we are working with a single system and under standardized operations," said Jose Manuel Cardel Gonzalez, Laboratories Coordinator for PGBP, who served as project manager for the SampleManager implementation. "This allows us real-time control and access to the whole production process."

The LIMS and CDS are part of a technical platform that includes SAP/R3 Enterprise Resource Management System and OSI/PI Process Information Management System to support business operations.

PGBP, which processes over 600,000 samples per year, with 325,000 chromatography samples tested annually, piloted SampleManager at its Tabasco gas processing facility before deploying the LIMS across all nine sites in 2006. The decision to incorporate Atlas CDS was made in July 2006.

"Since first implementing SampleManager in 1998, PEMEX Gas and Basic Petrochemicals has continued to turn to us for solutions that increasingly automate their processes and raise productivity while driving down the total cost of ownership," said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics for Thermo Fisher Scientific. "We are delighted to work with PEMEX on integrating our LIMS and CDS products, which will further improve productivity and enable us to offer these same benefits to our other process customers facing similar challenges."

Thermo Fisher Scientific markets its leading laboratory software and related services under the Thermo Scientific brand. Thermo Scientific LIMS and CDS facilitate laboratory data in the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, petrochemical and chemical plants, food and beverage manufacturers, and other major industries. To support our global installations, Thermo Fisher provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from the industry's largest worldwide informatics services network.

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