Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Thermo Fisher Scientific for its Superiority in the Global Biobanking Products, Services and Solutions Market

Based on its recent analysis of the integrated biobanking solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, with the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year. Thermo Fisher is the world’s largest provider of biobanking products, services and solutions, enabling its customer to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The Company provides best of breed cold storage equipment, centrifuges and rotors, consumables, liquid handling tools such as automated pipettes and market-leading informatics software for the biobanking industry. Its Fisher BioServices business offers end-to-end outsourced service solutions for biorepositories and biobanks.

Currently, there are no other market participants with such a diverse and cutting-edge portfolio for the biobanking industry. With an increasing trend toward automation and more effective solutions for storage and sample handling, Thermo Fisher’s offerings set out to meet the needs of both large- and small-scale organizations, from research organizations organizations and CROs to large biotech and pharmaceutical facilities worldwide. The company is an end-to-end biobanking resource, as it delivers software, sample handling and automation equipment, consumables, reagents and services. Due to its exceptional expertise in the area of informatics, the processes, including sample collection, processing, testing, storage and data management, can be managed seamlessly.

Learn more about Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year Awards .


Thermo Fisher Scientific Recognized as Winner of 2011 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Thermo Fisher Scientific today announced it is a 2011 winner of Microsoft Corp.’s Life Sciences Innovation Awards. The awards, announced at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA) 47th annual meeting in Chicago, honor companies using Microsoft solutions to realize business and information technology benefits. This year’s notable winners are revolutionizing medicine by bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to the market faster, to fight serious ailments, improve healthcare and enhance people's quality of life.

“The life sciences industry is uniquely positioned with many new challenges, and pressure is stronger than ever to cut costs and bring new drugs and therapies to market faster,” said Michael Naimoli, worldwide managing director, Life Sciences, Microsoft Corp. “Each year, we are impressed with how the winners demonstrate sustainable impacts through technology, and are proud that Microsoft’s software platforms play an important role in enabling these achievements in life sciences.”


Thermo Fisher Scientific Recognized by Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate for Visionary Application of Information Technology

Informatics Solutions Nominated in Health Category

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science has been selected by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program as a 2011 Laureate. The annual award program honors organizations that create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better. The 2011 Laureates case study nominations were evaluated by the Chairmen's Committee Advisors, comprised of the senior leadership of the world's foremost information technology companies, and Computerworld editorial staff. Thermo Fisher Scientific was awarded the Computerworld Honors awards for its work with The HUNT Research Centre, part of the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, for the implementation of a next-generation Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to automate their processes from the clinic to the laboratory. The HUNT Research Center represents an integrated family and personal database of approximately 100,000 people in Norway – one of the largest population-based health studies ever performed.

"We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious honor by Computerworld as it recognizes how our innovative solutions turn laboratory data into valuable medical learnings that help researchers fight disease around the world," said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for the Informatics business at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "This integrated deployment of Nautilus LIMS enabled secure storing, efficient management and real-time reporting of data while also ensuring uninterrupted, dependable transmission of information between HUNT and various national health registries. Nautilus enabled HUNT to begin to answer one of the most pressing questions of the 21st century: How can modern medicine improve our daily lives?"

For more information about the Computerworld Honor's program and press release , Thermo Scientific's biobanking offering, the HUNT case study.


Microsoft 2010 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards - Industry leaders recognized for use of Microsoft-based solutions.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2010, which honor pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies that demonstrate new solutions or the successful application of available software and devices to revolutionize medicine, bring therapeutic breakthroughs to market faster, fight serious ailments, improve health and enhance people's quality of life. This year, companies that demonstrated benefits and metrics as a result of their technology implementation were recognized.

"Between pressure to bring new drugs and therapies to market faster and the persistent and pressing need to cut costs, life sciences companies today are facing tremendous challenges," said Michael Naimoli, U.S. life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. "This year's awards recognize companies that have developed innovative technology solutions based on the Microsoft software platform to achieve significant benefits, whether speeding discovery, time to market, or enhancing collaboration."

  • Emory University with Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) is one of 46 medical research institutes working to enhance translational research in the United States. ACTSI implemented Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS at Emory University as part of an enterprise biospecimen management system rollout to enhance workflow, foster collaboration and effectively manage samples. As a result, Emory was able to achieve a level of standardization of its Informatics infrastructure that is easily replicated across the research institutes, giving Emory, ACTSI and the community an informatics platform that facilitates advances in translational science.

For the third year in a row, Thermo Scientific Informatics Solutions have won the recognition of industry leaders.

Read the full Press Release on Microsoft's website.


Microsoft 2009 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Microsoft Corp. has selected Thermo Fisher Scientific and HUNT Research Centre and Biobank as winners of the 2009 Microsoft Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards, honoring companies that have made the most innovative use of Microsoft-based solutions for breakthroughs in business processes and practices throughout the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. "Whether it is the challenging regulatory environment, dispersed silos of information or changing dynamics within an organization, life sciences companies today face enormous challenges," said Michael Naimoli, U.S. life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. "Thermo Fisher Scientific and Hunt Research Centre and Biobank are recognized at this year's award ceremony for exemplifying how technology built on the Microsoft software platform can help address these issues by empowering people to better connect, collaborate and make informed decisions to drive advances in science."

Norway-based HUNT Research Centre and Biobank hosts one of the largest population-based health studies ever performed, consisting of three separate studies that span nearly 25 years and evaluate the same patient population. The studies, initiated to support epidemiological, clinical and preventive medical research, offer valuable insight into disease status and progression, particularly in relation to quality-of-life measures such as one's environment, education and occupation. In preparation for the third study, HUNT Research Centre and Biobank recognized the need to deploy a technology to better manage and analyze real-time data. HUNT implemented Thermo Scientific Nautilus Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to facilitate their ability to gather, store, manage, track and retrieve data securely, and yield real-time, dependable analysis and reports. Built on the Microsoft.NET Framework, Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS with the use of Visual Studio has enabled HUNT Research Centre and Biobank to improve its efficiency and data reliability to better serve the research community.

Read the full Press Release on Microsoft's website. 


2008 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Discovery and Product Innovation Awards

Microsoft Corp. has selected Thermo Fisher Scientific and AstraZeneca as winners of the 2008 Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Discovery and Product Innovation Awards, honoring companies that have made the most innovative use of Microsoft-based solutions for breakthroughs in business processes and practices throughout the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. "The companies recognized are examples of true innovators in their approaches to solving some of the major challenges facing the global life sciences industry," said Michael Naimoli, director of U.S. life sciences industry solutions at Microsoft. "Building on the Microsoft software platform, the winners demonstrated solutions that help streamline clinical trial and discovery processes and improve collaboration, bridging the gap between research, discovery and drug delivery."

With more than 12,000 R&D employees spanning eight countries, centralizing biochemical screening operations across AstraZenca's global R&D centers creates a host of challenges. Typically managed at the local laboratory level, the effort to harmonize disparate processes to record, track and manage a growing number of requests for compound screening was identified as a major hindrance to productivity. AstraZeneca implemented Thermo Scientific Nautilus Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to centralize biochemical screenings, map laboratory workflows and dramatically drive efficiency through superior data management. Built on Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET, Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS helped coordinate global requests, automate workflows and standardize screening. Within six months of the deployment, AstraZeneca realized a 180 percent efficiency gain across its laboratories from the centralized screening process.

Read the full Press Release on Microsoft's website. 


Scientific Computing Readers' Choice Awards 2008

Thank you to our users who voted for Thermo Scientific informatics products for the 2008 Readers' Choice Awards from Scientific Computing magazine. Your votes and enthusiasm for our solutions made us all winners. Our entire suite of software offerings - LIMS, CDS, PKPD and Spectroscopy - all won awards! Scientific Computing will be announcing these awards in the July issue, so stay tuned.

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Market Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the LIMS market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Thermo Fisher Scientific with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership for its commitment to innovation and growth. Thermo Fisher's leadership position in the market is widely recognized by LIMS end-users and LIMS vendors.

The company has maintained its market leadership position for several years and repeat selection for the Market Leadership Award highlights Thermo Fisher's unrivaled ability to capture and grow its market share.

Read the full press release on Frost & Sullivan's website 


Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

Based on its recent analysis of the LIMS market, Frost & Sullivan presents Thermo Fisher Scientific with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership. This Award is in recognition of the company's significant accomplishment in the development of a portfolio of technologically advanced LIMS products and delivering them to the most rapidly growing market segments.

"Despite Thermo Fisher's unmatched size relative to both the LIMS market and the overall life sciences research market, the company's relationship with its customers matches that of its smallest and most nimble LIMS competitors," notes F&S. "In fact, Thermo Fisher had leading competitive benchmarking scores for 'Brand Perception,' 'Quality,' and, most importantly, 'Customer Value Enhancement.'"

Read the full press release on Frost & Sullivan's website.