MILFORD, MA., (November 27, 2006) - Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, announces the installation of nine biological safety cabinets for Cambrex Corporation's newest, Cell Therapy contract manufacturing suites in Walkersville, MD. For its new suites, Cambrex selected the Thermo Scientific FormaÂ® 1400 Series Class II, Type A2 biological safety cabinets, featuring a brighter workspace, ultra-quiet operation and ergonomically-advanced design.
Cambrex, an innovative life sciences company, is dedicated to providing products and services to accelerate the discovery and commercialization of therapeutics. To maintain its best-in-class cGMP compliance, Cambrex chose to install the Forma 1400 biological safety cabinets in order to meet its stringent operating requirements and offer a comfortable working environment for its technical staff.
"We've been a long-standing, very satisfied customer of Thermo Scientific," says Kim Raineri, director of cell therapy operations at Cambrex Bio Science Walkersville, Inc. "Our suites are stocked with several Thermo Scientific products including freezers, incubators, centrifuges and biological safety cabinets. Thermo Scientific's products meet or exceed our operating needs, and have proven to be extremely durable. For our recent expansion, we chose the Forma 1400 as the best means for protecting our clients' cells, providing our technicians with the most ergonomically advanced workspace, and maintaining a low noise environment. Additionally, the glass side windows will help us during training."
To enhance user comfort, the Forma 1400 Series features angled front and fully adjustable working height. The glass side walls and white back wall help to vastly reduce the incidence of eye-strain. In addition, the Forma 1400 Series is also the quietest Class II biological safety cabinet available.
"Thermo Scientific's support in identifying our equipment needs for the new manufacturing suites, including our first Class B (European standards) suite was also significant. Thermo Scientific's New Lab Set-up Program is very good and their customer service is excellent," said Raineri. "We have always been pleased with the prompt attention that our questions receive. This admirable level of support, coupled with the knowledge that Thermo Scientific manufactures the best equipment in the industry, gives Cambrex and its clients peace of mind"
For more information about the Forma 1400 Series Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets visit www.thermo.com/comfort.
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