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Thermo Fisher Scientific Broadens Portfolio of Single-use Laboratory Products

Acquisition of Sterilin Ltd. expands Thermo Scientific consumables offering for microbiology, life science and clinical markets

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PRLog (Press Release) - May 19, 2011 - ROCHESTER, N.Y.:  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has acquired Sterilin Ltd., a leading provider of consumable products for microbiology, life science and clinical laboratories. The acquisition includes a broad portfolio of single-use laboratory products used in sample collection, storage and analysis, including petri dishes, specimen containers, serological pipettes packaging bottles, silicone tubing and fittings, and serological pipettes. Adding this extensive range, enables Thermo Fisher to offer an even more comprehensive selection of premium quality laboratory consumables to its customers worldwide.

The transaction underscores Thermo Fisher’s continued commitment to invest in complementary products and services that enable customers to strive for greater performance and productivity. Sterilin products and in-house technical manufacturing expertise have an established reputation for excellence, especially in the UK. Thermo Fisher will leverage its global sales and support organization to make these products more accessible to customers across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

“The acquisition of Sterilin allows us to expand our sample collection portfolio; we can now provide a broader range of high-quality products for any microbiological, clinical and general life science workflow, from sample collection and processing through to analysis,” said Chuck Kummeth, president of the laboratory consumables business, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We continue to invest in the most up-to-date manufacturing sites and expertise throughout the globe. The acquisition of Sterilin’s recently expanded facilities in the UK, outfitted with the latest advanced manufacturing equipment, further underlines our strong commitment to supplying the very best laboratory consumables to meet demand at a local and global level.”

To find out more, please visit http://www.thermoscientific.com.

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 http://www.thermoscientific.com.

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