Customizable Plate Mover features quick-connect modules.

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Orbitor(TM) BenchTrak is fully customizable plate mover with quick-connect modules that fits into existing laboratory space, either on- or in-bench. Multiple units can connect to form complex system layouts, and range of click-in components - instrument loading platforms, mezzanines, guarding, microplate stores - can be incorporated to address unique workflow requirements. Also included, Momentum 3 software enables users to configure solution for variety of benchtop workflows.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Fully Customizable Plate Mover during SLAS 2012 Featuring Quick-Connect Modules

New Thermo Scientific Orbitor BenchTrak Automates a Wide Variety of Workflows

SAN DIEGO - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific Orbitor BenchTrak, a fully customizable plate mover with quick-connect modules. The Orbitor(TM) BenchTrak significantly extends the functionality and versatility of the renowned Orbitor RS plate mover, providing a fully customizable automation solution that fits into existing laboratory space - either "on-bench" or "in-bench." Multiple Orbitor BenchTraks can connect to form complex system layouts, and a range of "click-in" components, such as instrument loading platforms, mezzanines, guarding and microplate stores, can be easily incorporated to address almost any customer workflow requirement. Thermo Fisher will display the new mover within booth 810 during the 2012 Society for Laboratory Automation Screening (SLAS) conference February 6-7.

The PC-driven Orbitor Benchtrak features Thermo Scientific Momentum 3 software, which enables users to configure it for a wide variety of benchtop workflows including sample preparation, ELISA, nucleic acid and protein purification, cell or biochemical assays, qPCR and next-generation sequencing. A new Thermo Scientific LOCaMotion touch screen teaching wizard guides users through the configuration process. The Orbitor BenchTrak empowers the user to create and customize a benchtop workstation that is ideal for automating their unique workflow applications

The Orbitor BenchTrak is available for both new systems and field upgrades for existing Orbitor RS workstations, enabling systems to grow with the laboratory needs.

To see the new Orbitor Benchtrak, including the unique way users can "teach" an Orbitor BenchTrak using an iPad running new LOCaMotion(TM) software, please visit Thermo Fisher booth 801 during SLAS 2012. For more information:

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 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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