Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Products at American Society for Microbiology Meeting


Incubators and Shakers

TORONTO, Ontario (May 22, 2007) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today introduced several new laboratory equipment products designed to improve productivity in liquid handling, cell culture, contamination prevention and storage at the American Society for Microbiology Meeting.

Thermo Scientific Revco® PLUS -86°C upright freezers are designed for high performance with maximum heat removal capacity. Three models provide varying levels of monitoring, reporting and alarms, and are suited for all laboratories that require quick temperature recovery, operational efficiency and productive environment.

The Thermo Scientific AquaTec(TM) water preservation cell provides a highly flexible and virtually maintenance-free solution for the effective prevention of waterborne contamination in CO2 incubators and water baths. The cell is designed to provide up to six months of protection for sample incubation and cell culture by preventing the growth of more than 600 types of microbes without the use of harsh chemicals.

The Thermo Scientific MaxQ(TM) 6000 stackable incubating shaker accommodates two adjustable shelves located above a rotating 18" x 18" platform that will hold up to five 2L flasks. Each shaker features a large glass-viewing window and can be used under the bench or stacked two-high on the floor. Available as incubated or refrigerated digital models, the shaker is ideal for a wide range of molecular biology and cell culture applications.

The Thermo Scientific Matrix Hybrid Pipette is a lightweight manual/electronic hybrid pipette utilizing patented ClipTips® technology, which employs a unique interface where the pipette tip locks or 'clips' onto the Hybrid pipette and can only be released when ejected. This innovation allows for consistent performance with minimal tip insertion and ejection forces, and eliminates loose or leaking tips by ensuring the most secure seal possible.

The Thermo Scientific Finntip® Pocket enables dispensing of nanoliter volumes with manual pipettes. Special tips have a molded inside pocket to allow transfer of compounds. This prevents compound precipitation, conserves valuable compounds, eliminates the need of intermediate dilutions and reduces reagent costs through miniaturization.

For more information, visit the Thermo Scientific booth at ASM # 222.

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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