Thermo Fisher Scientific Wins the R&D 100 Award for its Groundbreaking Capillary Ion Chromatography System

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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