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Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2009/11/13 - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Cambridge facility earned honors as an IMechE Business Innovation of the Year finalist for its Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series ICP emission spectrometer.
A category of the National Business Awards, the IMechE Business Innovation of the Year award honors organizations that best demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture and develop innovations or processes that substantially improve the commercial performance or prospects of the company. The iCAP 6000 Series is used in laboratories to detect and accurately measure low levels of toxic or pollutant elements in a wide range of samples.
The National Business Awards is the UK’s premier, cross-industry awards program, designed to highlight outstanding British businesses. The nomination is a fitting end to a year where Thermo Fisher cemented its position as the ICP market leader with its award-winning iCAP, which also won a Queens Award for Enterprise 2009 in the Outstanding Innovation category. The Thermo Fisher team in Cambridge has manufactured and distributed the iCAP 6000 worldwide since 2006, capturing a significant share of global markets in a number of important application segments. These instruments have raised the bar of innovation in the market by providing substantial advantages over previously available technology.
Open to organizations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, The National Business Awards are presented to the most innovative and resilient public and private sector businesses, with particular emphases on success, innovation and ethical business. Gareth Jones, product group director, trace elemental analysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific, comments, “The iCAP is a highly innovative product, incorporating multiple innovations in basic technology, design and manufacturing engineering. We are absolutely thrilled to have been named a finalist for this award – it’s the perfect end to a year which has seen the company strengthen an already strong offering. To reach the final stage of the UK’s most prestigious business recognition program is an enormous achievement.”
The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 delivers outstanding performance, ease-of-use and low cost of ownership, all in a uniquely compact instrument. Specifically developed for environmental, metallurgical, petrochemical and food safety applications, this compact instrument provides users in laboratories with increased analysis speed, exceptional stability and trace-level (parts per billion) detection capabilities up to five times lower than older designs.
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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and 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.