Thermo Fisher Scientific Appointed as Corporate Standard LIMS Supplier for South African Utilities Organization

Eskom standardizes on SampleManager for all laboratories

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (August 29, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that ESKOM, the largest electricity supply company in Southern Africa signed a contract in June 2007 to rollout Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to its thirty four laboratories. The project will be delivered via Thermo Fisher's partner in South Africa, LimsTricS.

As the corporate standard at ESKOM, the Thermo Scientific SampleManager system will be used to track, store, manage, report and share analytical data enterprise-wide. The standardization project is focused on saving costs as well as improving decision making through the more efficient use of data.

In reaching the decision to rollout SampleManager LIMS, ESKOM went through a rigorous process of evaluating different LIMS products, including three pilot installations and the implementation of specific laboratory workflows. This enabled the ESKOM project team to do an in-depth evaluation of the short listed LIMS products and choose (or decided on) the best solution that met their needs.

SampleManager LIMS was selected by ESKOM for rollout to thirty four laboratories sited across South Africa based on industry expertise and the suitability of SampleManager for the application. LimsTricS, the local Thermo Fisher Scientific implementation partner for South Africa will implement the system at ESKOM. LimsTricS has extensive experience in implementing SampleManager LIMS and has represented Thermo Scientific LIMS products in Southern Africa since 1998.

"SampleManager LIMS is the most widely installed LIMS in industrial process applications worldwide, making it the ideal system for Eskom to deploy over their multi-site implementation. In addition, SampleManager will facilitate process harmonization and increase their efficiencies across their laboratory operations." claims Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics for Thermo Fisher.

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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 an annual revenue rate of more than $9 billion, we employ 30,000 people 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

About Eskom

As South Africa's largest producer of electricity, Eskom operates thirteen coal fired and one nuclear power station. Eskom also manages a number of central laboratories with branch laboratories located across the country to service the Eskom operations as well as offering laboratory services to related industries. For more information visit

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