Thermo Fisher Scientific Appoints Puerto Rico Partner Quality Instruments Solutions (QIS) to Support Informatics Sales


PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (December 12, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has established a new partnership with Puerto Rico-based distributor QIS to extend its informatics offerings in the Caribbean. The new distribution agreement allows QIS to support sales activities in Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean for the complete Thermo Scientific informatics product range, focusing on Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS). Dedicated sales experts will target a number of industries which are strong in Puerto Rico, and which Thermo Fisher has long served, including the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and chemical markets.

Puerto Rico is host of one of the largest concentration of pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world, and QIS is strategically placed to provide locally-based companies with the full range of Thermo Scientific informatics solutions. QIS already successfully supplies and supports Thermo Scientific instruments in Puerto Rico, and aims to strengthen the company's informatics offering in Puerto Rico through this new partnership. Customers will now have access to Thermo Fisher's full informatics portfolio including Darwin LIMS(TM), Atlas CDS(TM), SampleManager(TM) and GRAMS(TM).

Oliver Faidi Cortés, director of Latin America and Caribbean sales for informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, comments, "This new partnership demonstrates our commitment to expanding and improving our services in Puerto Rico. We have served this region for more than 20 years, helping customers in a wide range of industries to improve production performance and quality while reducing operational costs. QIS has developed a deep knowledge of local businesses, as well as of Thermo Fisher as a company. We feel that this perfectly positions QIS to promote and support our informatics portfolio for both new and existing customers."

Milton Hernandez, President of QIS, confirms, "QIS focuses on the Puerto Rican market, with an experienced 15-strong team on the ground. QIS will offer sales, technical support and repairs to the island, bringing a local dedicated approach to the Thermo Fisher activity in the region."

For more information about Thermo Scientific LIMS and CDS, please call on +1 866-463-6522, e-mail marketing.informatics@thermofisher.com or visit www.thermo.com/informatics

Thermo Scientific informatics solutions have been deployed throughout the Life and Laboratory Science industry of the Latin American and Caribbean region for more than 20 years. Thermo Fisher Scientific provides customers based in the region with software solutions designed to improve their operations as well as reduce risk and total cost of ownership. The business operates offices in Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and has an extended network of authorized partners in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Colombia.

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