Thermo Fisher Scientific Ranked World's Leading Vendor in Infrared Spectroscopy

Madison, WI., (August 12, 2008) - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, received the highest overall vendor rating for infrared (IR) spectroscopy instrumentation according to the Worldwide Molecular Spectroscopy Survey published by Strategic Directions International (SDi) Inc in July 2008. The primary factors for selection of an IR vendor include performance, service, instrument specifications and vendor experience. The Thermo Fisher Scientific IR spectroscopy portfolio was clearly rated the highest among survey respondents in virtually all of the categories, with the most outstanding score being for instrument quality.

The report was compiled through end-user internet surveys covering an extended array of industries including academia, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, CROs, plastics/polymers, biotechnology, consumer products and petrochemicals. Survey responses were collected in April and May 2008 and a total of 525 questionnaires were returned with detailed answers to the inquiries.

The SDi survey results stated that "more than half of the most recently purchased IR instruments were from Thermo Fisher Scientific, which is consistent with the company's leadership in the IR spectroscopy market." It was further reported that the Thermo Scientific IR spectroscopy product portfolio is perceived as the highest quality offering available on the market.

"We are extremely pleased to have had our commitment to developing cutting edge IR instrumentation recognized by the findings of this study", comments Mike Jost, vice president & GM, molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Thermo Fisher is at the forefront of development and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our offerings. This is clearly demonstrated by the development of our new software capabilities, for example OMNIC Picta and Specta. These products provide the most advanced level of integration between software, spectrometer and sampling accessory of any vibrational software package on the market. These developments respond directly to market needs."

SDi Inc. has more than 25 years of experience in strategy development and market intelligence in the analytical and life science instrumentation industry. The company offers a wide range of individual reports, end-user surveys, industry newsletters and proprietary consulting services, corroborating technology and market trends on a continuous basis. For more information on the survey please visit or please call Stuart Press, vice president - Strategic Analysis, at +1 310-641-4982.

For more information on the Thermo Fisher Scientific IR spectroscopy offering, please call +1 800-532-4752, email or alternatively visit

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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 annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees 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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