Thermo Fisher Scientific FT-IR Spectrometer Named Scientists' Choice Winner for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2010

MADISON, Wis. - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer received a 2011 Scientists' Choice Award for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2010. The award, voted on by scientists, recognizes the no-compromise, affordable and compact FT-IR spectroscopy capabilities of the rugged instrument. For more information on the award, please see

The Nicolet iS5 combines flexible sample handling with Thermo Scientific OMNIC software to deliver the ideal FT-IR solution for manufacturers, forensic laboratories and chemistry classrooms. The instrument, which provides performance comparable to larger sized spectrometers, is used for product assurance testing, basic troubleshooting and chemistry teaching.

This year, more than 35,000 members of the web community were invited to nominate their favorite general lab, separations and spectroscopy products. The most popular nominated products were then voted on by scientists. The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 received approximately one quarter of the votes and was selected as winner from among eight final nominations. The award ceremony took place at Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta.

"It is a great honor for our Nicolet iS5 to be nominated by its users, and I congratulate the FT-IR and IR microscopy teams in Madison, Wisconsin for delivering such a reliable, robust and high-performance spectrometer," said Brian Davies, vice president and general manager of molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The spectrometer's reasonable price, compact size and superior ease-of-use make this technology more accessible, even to non FT-IR specialists."

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 establishes a new benchmark in small-footprint FT-IR spectroscopy. The instrument features an open-architecture sample compartment that accepts a wide variety of sampling accessories. The award winning Thermo Scientific OMNIC software, widely adopted by major industrial manufacturers and forensic laboratories around the world, provides the spectrometer with flexibility to address many challenging applications. The Nicolet iS5 is the ideal solution for raw materials, impurities and mixtures identification, creating a unique user experience "from sample-in to answer-out."

For more information about the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 spectrometer, please call 1-800-532-4752, e-mail or visit

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) 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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