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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires FIBERLite Centrifuge, Inc.

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Acquisition Reinforces Thermo Fisher's Extensive Portfolio of Laboratory Centrifuge Rotors

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has acquired FIBERLite Centrifuge, Inc., of Santa Clara, California. FIBERLite is the world's foremost supplier of carbon fiber centrifuge rotors, a strong and lightweight alternative that provides customers with a number of advantages over traditional metal rotors, including performance, safety, productivity and durability.

"We have been offering FIBERLite rotors as an alternative to aluminum and titanium rotors in our Thermo Scientific laboratory centrifuges for several years, and we have seen customer demand for the technology continue to grow," said Marijn E. Dekkers, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "FIBERLite's patented carbon fiber rotors, along with its strong patent portfolio, will enhance our centrifugation offering and bring additional R&D capabilities."

Thermo Fisher Scientific designs, develops and manufactures a comprehensive range of high-quality centrifuges, rotors and accessories under the Thermo Scientific brand. Centrifuge models range from bench-top microcentrifuges to floor-standing ultracentrifuges, allowing Thermo Fisher Scientific to support all laboratory applications, from routine sample preparation to cutting-edge cell and molecular biology research techniques.

FIBERLite, which had revenues of approximately $7 million in 2007, will be integrated into Thermo Fisher's Laboratory Products and Services Segment.

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 annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 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. Visit www.thermofisher.com.

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