GC/MS Solution automates testing for drugs of abuse.

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TurboTox(TM) GC/MS Productivity Solution is comprised of DSQ IITM single quadrupole GC/MS system, ToxLab(TM) 2.0 software, and GC/MS methods and consumables, which extend from sample preparation through to sample analysis. Designed for toxicology laboratories testing urine samples for drugs of abuse, integrated platform features intelligent sequencing for optimal productivity/operational efficiency using GC/MS methods compliant with SAMHSA requirements.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches TurboTox GC/MS Productivity Solution for Drugs of Abuse Testing

AUSTIN, Texas (June 6, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the launch of the TurboTox(TM) GC/MS Productivity Solution, designed to maximize performance while considerably minimizing costs in high-throughput toxicology laboratories testing urine samples for drugs of abuse. The new Thermo Scientific TurboTox GC/MS Productivity Solution offers a complete, integrated platform comprised of the Thermo Scientific DSQ IITM single quadrupole GC/MS system, ToxLab(TM) 2.0 software, and GC/MS methods and consumables, all brought together to ensure lowest cost per test, with maximum uptime and unmatched linearity, precision and intelligent sequencing.

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) workplace drug testing program currently requires that GC/MS methods be used for confirmation of five drug classes. The methods included in the TurboTox GC/MS Productivity Solution have been fully validated in urine matrix for linearity, precision and specificity to ensure full compliance with these accepted practices.

The TurboTox GC/MS Productivity Solution is the first validated, total solution to be introduced to the market to include both standard operating procedures and consumables, extending from sample preparation through to sample analysis, resulting in utmost analytical confidence. ToxLab 2.0 software offers unparalleled intelligent sequencing, for optimal productivity and operational efficiency. ToxLab continuously monitors batches and modifies the batch as needed in real time. Users establish the level of intelligence required and ToxLab performs appropriate actions. Whether it is preventing carryover, re-injecting for ion ratio failures, or checking peak symmetry, ToxLab automates time-consuming processes and increases efficiency in the lab.

The TurboTox Productivity Solution allows users to enjoy the benefits of the DSQ II GC/MS instrument, including its high sensitivity and high upper limit of linearity, and ToxLab 2.0 software which reduces the need for costly retests when specimens quantitate outside of the instrument's linear range.

For more information on the new Thermo Scientific TurboTox GC/MS Productivity Solution, please call +1 800-532-4752, email analyze@thermofisher.com or visit http://www.thermo.com/fotox

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.

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 www.thermofisher.com.


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