near Basel, to support the large pharmaceutical and chemical industry cluster in Switzerland near the French and German borders. The facility houses Thermo Fisher's analytical instrument operations and consolidates the Flux Instruments and Spectronex product lines that were acquired from SwissAnalytic Group.
Formally opened in September 2008, the new 12,000-square-foot facility features a 3,200 square foot state-of-the-art demonstration laboratory containing new Thermo Scientific mass spectrometers and other laboratory instruments and consumables. There, customers will have the ability to work closely with the company's technical experts to gain hands-on experience with new instrumentation. The facility also houses recently relocated commercial operations for the Fisher Scientific sales channel.
"With this new facility, we have finalized the integration of the former Flux Instruments and Spectronex businesses," said Günter Wagner, general manager, Central Europe Sales, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The new infrastructure and demonstration lab allows us to offer our customers more comprehensive support and further strengthens our position in Europe."
The new facility was officially opened by Marc Casper, chief operating officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific. The ceremony included presentations by industry leaders including Professor Wolfram Weckwert of University of Vienna, Professor Gerald Haug of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Dr Alexander Makarov of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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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.
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