SUNNYVALE, Calif. (June 22, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving
science, today announced that its Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-5000 Capillary Ion Chromatography (IC) system has been named an R&D 100 award winner by an independent
judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine. This award recognizes the system as one of the
100 most technologically significant products introduced the past year. The Dionex ICS-5000
delivers unmatched precision, accuracy, and sensitivity in the environmental, food and beverage,
bioscience, biofuel and power generation industries.
The Dionex ICS-5000 capillary IC system is a true walk-up IC, meaning that is always on and
always ready for use. It sets new standards for convenience, performance and versatility. The
system features capillary IC and Reagent-Free™ IC capabilities, enabling continuous operation for
months at a time using only 5 L of deionized water per year, and significantly reducing waste.
Because it’s always on, no time is wasted on daily start-up and calibration procedures; analysts
can run samples at any time, which increases overall throughput.
To simplify operation, IC Cube™ cartridges combine all capillary consumables, and advanced
techniques, such as two-dimensional IC, are easy to set up and use for routine detection of
contaminants such as hexavalent chromium or perchlorate in drinking water at < 10 ppt minimum
detection limits. The Dionex ICS-5000 also supports all legacy IC methods using traditional
standard-bore and microbore columns, and it offers multiple detection options (conductivity,
amperometry, UV-vis and MS).
The Dionex ICS-5000 also received a 2010 GIT Innovations Award Bronze Star.
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 www.thermofisher.com.
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