LIMS Software features web interface.

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With cut and paste operation, Nautilus LIMS(TM) v8.0 enables users to copy workflow nodes rather than rebuild; paste operation carries out validation checking so inappropriate nodes cannot be incorrectly used. Use of .NET technology enables interaction with plates, such as drag and drop within and between plates. With data manager module, users can capture and store derived and raw data, and with Retriever reporting solution, users can measure and forecast KPIs in real-time.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Nautilus LIMS v 8.0

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (February 12, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today unveiled version 8.0 of its Thermo Scientific laboratory information management system (LIMS), Nautilus. Nautilus LIMS(TM) 8.0 represents the company's most significant development investment since the solution was first commercialized in 1998.

"Nautilus has been a tremendously successful product for us, and more important, for our customers," said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics for Thermo Fisher. "With this update, we combined the desires of Nautilus users with innovative yet proven technologies like Microsoft® .NET to recast Nautilus as a modernized LIMS that can grow with our customers needs. It provides future-proof protection, without leaving any customers and their existing capabilities behind. I'm confident our customers will agree: Nautilus has never looked better."

Nautilus 8.0 delivers updates and enhancements in a number of areas:
o User Interface -- provides greater ease of use, from organization and searching to login and results entry. Explorer interface shares same "look and feel" as Darwin LIMS(TM) and SampleManager LIMS(TM), also Thermo Scientific informatics solutions.
o Workflows - an all-new cut and paste operation enables users to copy workflow nodes rather than rebuild; the paste operation carries out validation checking so inappropriate nodes cannot be incorrectly used.
o Plate handling - the use of .NET technology gives users greater interaction and flexibility with plates, such as drag and drop within and between plates, and cherry picking is now standard.
o Data types - more/new data types can be stored within Nautilus, such as package results and notes.
o Web interface - full results entry is now capable via the Nautilus web interface.
o New data manager module - designed for instrument data management and collection, drawing on technology from GRAMS, a Thermo Scientific desktop spectroscopy solution. Allows for the capture and storage of derived as well as raw data.

The reporting engine in Nautilus has also been dramatically enhanced. Retriever, a web-based data enterprise reporting solution, features dashboard management that enables Nautilus users to measure and even forecast key performance indicators in real time. Retriever allows data from any informatics system, current or legacy, to be directly and securely accessed by the appropriate people within the organization.

Nautilus 8.0 is available for demonstration at on Booth 1437 at PITTCON 2007, Feb. 25-March 2, McCormack Place in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Nautilus user group meeting, scheduled for March 15, 2007 at the Thermo Fisher Scientific informatics training center in Philadelphia. To register for the user meeting, visit

Since its debut in 1998, Nautilus has emerged as a flexible solution for customers in many industries, who have found unique ways to make use of the LIMS' easily configured functionality. From food and beverage manufacturers to forensic labs to drug discovery research, customers count on Nautilus to manage laboratory data for easy access and use in making informed, fact-based science and business decisions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific markets its leading laboratory software and related services, including Nautilus LIMS, 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 Scientific provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from the industry's largest worldwide informatics services network.

For more information about Nautilus LIMS 8.0, visit and select "What's New in Nautilus LIMS v 8," call +866-463-6522 or e-mail

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

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