COVID-19 is affecting all of us in various ways, and even though we are uncharted territory, we, the thousands of people of Thermo Fisher Scientific remain committed to keeping our customers up and running during this outbreak.
We are working around the clock to provide the tools that public health laboratories, medical professionals, and others need to fight COVID-19 head-on.
Following our field service engineers to packers to quality control specialists, we will continually update this post to shine a light on the hardworking individuals from all corners of our company.
Consisting of photos submitted by our own employees, these are the faces (sometimes covered by PPE) of our COVID-19 response. We may be closed off from one another today, but we hope a simple photo will gleam a feeling of determination to push through, knowing that better days are ahead.
Keeping All Systems Go In Brazil
There is no time for down time for any laboratory working on COVID-19. One of our field service engineers, Luiz, gives a thumbs up before beginning preventive maintenance on real-time PCR instruments at one of our largest customers in Brazil.
Scaling up production in Austin
Matt, one of our scientists, is working out of our Austin, Texas site, which is one of many that have significantly scaled up production to help meet the increased demand for viral/pathogen kits.
Teams work together in Austin to scale up production
Our research and development team in Austin have stepped out of their regular roles and are working closely with manufacturing to enable a rapid increase in production of viral/pathogen kits. In this picture, Luming is surrounded by some of the many recently produced kits during one of her shifts at the packaging/shipping facility.
Helping the world, one kit at a time!
Our site in Austin, Texas has been dramatically scaling up production. In this picture, Arrion and Robert, two members of the small but mighty distribution team, are preparing to send out viral/pathogen kits for Coronavirus testing. “I have been with the Austin site for almost 14 years,” said Arrion. “We are helping the world, one kit at a time!”