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Walldorf, Germany, 2009/12/08 - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced its revolutionary new cold disinfection feature for laboratory equipment..
The patented (patent pending in some regions) cold disinfection technology is now standard with the Thermo Scientific Microm HM550 Cryostat series. Technicians in pathology laboratories constantly work with live cells and their equipment is exposed to many infectious tissues, resulting in significant risk to users. Thermo Scientific cold disinfection instantly disinfects the entire cold cryo-chamber in just three minutes, dramatically reducing any risk to laboratory staff.
Unlike other solutions which require at least a two hour warm-up period followed by a 30 minute disinfection process, or UV light which takes at least 30 minutes, cold disinfection is certified to work against aerobic bacteria and fungi in just three minutes. Other benefits of cold disinfection include speed and a more streamlined, uninterrupted workflow. The new disinfection process is 100 times faster than existing methods and the Microm HM550 Cryostat can be used immediately after the disinfection cycle is complete, resulting in significantly higher throughput.
The new cold disinfection feature utilizes Sanosil® (Sanosil Ltd., Switzerland), a powerful disinfectant and virucide that is proven to be 99.99 percent effective against more than 144 pathogens. This gives users complete confidence in the cleanliness and safety of their cryostat. The Sanosil disinfectant is also non-toxic and non-carcinogenic when used as directed, making it safe for lab technicians.
Giulio Cerroni, vice president of commercial operations EMAP for Anatomical Pathology at Thermo Fisher Scientific, comments: “At Thermo Fisher Scientific we recognize that laboratory staff provide an important service to the public and science and we design our products with their safety in mind. Given the risks associated with working with tissue samples when sectioning, we are committed to delivering proven technology that is the new gold standard in infection control.”
For more information about the Thermo Scientific Microm HM550 Cryostat with cold disinfection, please call +44 (0)800 018 9396, email pathology[.]scottpr.com.
Sanosil is a registered trademark of Sanosil Ltd.
Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
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.