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Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Award

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Sponsor of the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge and exhibitor at the 2016 I2SL Annual Conference wins Go Beyond award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – I2SL – (September 29, 2016) – As one of the sponsors of this year’s North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge and an exhibitor at the 2016 International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Thermo Fisher Scientific is delighted to have been awarded a 2016 Go Beyond award for the Thermo Scientific TSX400 ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezer.

The Go Beyond awards recognize excellence in sustainability in laboratory and other high-technology facilities, with nominations evaluated based on the impact of people, products and projects in the sustainable laboratory community. Because of its ability to improve energy efficiency by up to 50 percent compared to ultra-low freezers that use conventional refrigerant, the TSX400 ULT freezer has won this year’s award in the User Products category. The award was presented to Thermo Fisher on September 27 at the I2SL conference.

Academic researchers are increasingly aware of the energy efficiency benefits of ultra-low temperature freezers due to the need to drive lower costs with a critical focus on maintaining the quality and integrity of sample management. The Freezer Challenge tasks North American laboratories to compete to become the most energy efficient, with up to eight awards across four categories for university, government, pharmaceutical/biotech, and clinical/hospital laboratories. The Challenge is an annual event conducted between January and May, with the 2016 category winners announced on September 26 - day two of the I2SL conference. The conference is comprised of technical presentations, symposia, discussions, workshops and exhibits to highlight and promote advancements in laboratory efficiency and performance.

“Our sponsorship of the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge reflects our commitment to supporting the adoption of the best practices and technologies that reduce a laboratory’s energy expenditure,” said Chris Champlin, vice president and general manager, Controlled Temperature Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Thermo Fisher is dedicated to promoting laboratory sustainability technologies that protect data integrity, the laboratory footprint and our environment, something that is reflected by our recent Go Beyond award for the TSX400 ULT freezer.”

The TSX Series of ULT freezers is designed to balance sample quality with space, noise reduction, and energy efficiency. The ULT freezers feature hydrocarbon refrigerants for lower environmental impact and higher cooling efficiency. The energy savings are driven by the TSX’s V-Drive technology, designed to operate at low speeds when conditions are stable to preserve energy while maintaining a uniform temperature across the cabinet. When the freezer door is opened, the control system increases the drive speed, which quickly brings the temperature down to optimum levels, whereas conventional refrigerant freezers’ compressor technology has to cycle on and off continuously. As such, The TSX Series has a door opening recovery time of just 24 minutes and sound levels of just 45.5 dBA for the TSX600A and 47.4 dBA for the TSX400A models.

For more information on the Thermo Scientific TSX freezer series: www.thermofisher.com/tsx

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and more than 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com