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Thermo Fisher Scientific Provides Choice of Database for Informatics Customers

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., (December 21, 2006) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that version 9.1 of its Thermo Scientific laboratory information management system (LIMS), SampleManager LIMS, now supports the use of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 as a database option, in addition to Oracle’s database platform.


Microsoft SQL Server, part of Windows Server System, is a complete database and analysis offering that stores information captured by SampleManager LIMS.


“Having a choice of databases was important to many of our customers,” said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s informatics business. “As the leading LIMS vendor, we want to make sure we continue to provide the solutions and technologies that our customers require.”


“We’re pleased that Thermo Fisher Scientific is broadening its leading laboratory information management system to include support for Microsoft SQL Server,” said Paul Mattes, industry solutions director, life sciences, Microsoft’s U.S. Healthcare and Life Sciences Group. “Customers will ultimately benefit from SQL Server’s scalable architecture, built-in analytics, familiar interface and seamless integration with Microsoft’s suite of products.”


Thermo Fisher Scientific markets SampleManager LIMS and other leading laboratory software and related services under the Thermo Scientific brand. Thermo Scientific LIMS and CDS facilitate laboratory data in the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, petrochemical and chemical plants, food and beverage manufacturers, and other major industries. To support our global installations, Thermo Fisher provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from the industry’s largest worldwide informatics services network.


For more information about Thermo Scientific informatics solutions please call +1-866-463-6522, e-mail or visit .


Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.


About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual sales 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, 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 .

Posted by: limsfinder on Dec 23,06| Profile| LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems


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