March 14, 2011
The company's leading offering of analytical technologies will be highlighted in its Thermo Scientific Booth 2835, and the latest edition of its comprehensive catalog, with more than 10,000 new products, will be featured in its Fisher Scientific Booth 3135. Thermo Fisher continues to deliver new solutions to support future generations of scientists, and was recognized this year for its legacy of innovation as company founders received the Pittcon Heritage Award. Pittcon is being held from March 13-18, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
"With the growing number of complex analytical challenges our customers are facing around the world, there has never been a better time to invest in innovation," said Marc N. Casper, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The need to offer individualized healthcare, protect the global environment and provide safer consumer products calls for innovative ways of applying technology in the lab, at the line and in the field. As the world leader in serving science, our portfolio is not only the most comprehensive, it also meets our customers' demands for greater speed, increased precision and cost efficiency."
Accelerating Healthcare Research
Highlighting new developments in Thermo Scientific analytical instrumentation and laboratory informatics, Casper said, "Advancements in proteomics research, made possible in large part by our leading life sciences mass spectrometry technologies, are enabling new breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of disease." For example, using the LTQ Orbitrap(R) Velos and the TSQ Vantage(TM) systems, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are performing critical tests for stroke patients, providing an increased understanding of the role biomarkers play in preventing and treating the disease.
New at Pittcon this year is ExactFinder(TM) software, used with the company's Exactive(TM) liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system, powered by Orbitrap technology. This powerful combination of software and instrumentation offers clinical researchers a streamlined data processing, review and reporting workflow for screening results with confidence and easy quantitation. Before the introduction of ExactFinder software, laboratories relied on multiple mass spectrometers and data processing systems to perform targeted and unknown screening experiments. In addition to research applications, ExactFinder can be used by forensic toxicology and environmental testing laboratories.