Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced a joint agreement with Cerilliant Corporation to develop and manufacture certified solution standards for the Thermo Scientific ToxSpec Analyzer. Under the marketing agreement, Cerilliant will develop a number of ready-to-use certified solution standards for use with the ToxSpec Analyzer, a complete and easy-to-use LC/MS solution for drugs of abuse analysis in forensic and clinical research laboratories. This combined, cost-effective solution addresses the need for standardization of controls and assays in testing laboratories.
Scientists performing drugs of abuse analysis in forensic and clinical research laboratories currently face challenges because a large number of different testing methods are used within the industry with no standardization on reagents. Cerilliant's certified Snap-N-SpikeT/ Snap-N-Shoot® solutions for the ToxSpec Analyzer offer the industry standardized solutions that are performance tested for reliability and effectiveness. Cerilliant is a global leader in providing analytical reference standards and controls to the analytical community. The company pioneered the development of ready-to-use, solution-based reference standards provided in a shelf-stable, efficient and accurate format suitable for quantitative applications.
The ToxSpec Analyzer comprises integrated software, hardware and methodologies for forensic toxicology and simplifies the process of running assays while reducing analysis time and increasing confidence in compound identification. This new collaboration will facilitate the development of analytical methodologies designed to meet clinical research and forensic toxicology laboratories' increasingly strict regulatory requirements as well as the need to process assays in a much shorter space of time. The certified solution standards come with complete certificates of analysis and require no preparation or testing, resulting in accelerated turn-around times and significant savings.
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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (thermo.com ) 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. The Thermo Scientific brand represents 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.
Cerilliant Corporation (cerilliant.com), located in Round Rock, Texas, is a global leader in providing analytical reference standards to the analytical testing community. The company has been providing certified reference materials for almost 30 years. Cerilliant offers more than 3,400 catalog products and a full range of custom products and services that address the stringent and complex requirements of the forensic/toxicology, diagnostic/clinical, environmental, natural products, and pharmaceutical industries. Cerilliant sustains a modern, robust quality system which incorporates cGMP, GLP, and ISO requirements. We are accredited to ISO Guide 34 and ISO/IEC 17025 and certified to ISO 9001:2008.