Jul 20, 2011

Two Thermo Fisher Scientific Instruments Win R&D 100 Awards

Evolution 200 spectrophotometer and Dionex ICS-500 selected as top technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that two of its instruments are 2011 R&D 100 Award winners: the Thermo Scientific Evolution 200 series UV-Vis spectrophotometer and the Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-5000 capillary ion chromatography system. The R&D 100 Awards highlight the most significant technological advances of the past year across medical, industrial, research, consumer and manufacturing applications.

"Our company won its first R&D 100 award in 1969, and since then we've continued to set the highest standards for R&D excellence," said Dr. Ian Jardine, vice president, global research and development, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "This recognition is important because it demonstrates how seriously we take our commitment to customers to deliver new products that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery."

The Evolution 200 spectrophotometer is designed for routine QA/QC analyses in the life science, food and beverage, and material science industries. Increasingly, companies focused on ISO 9000, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and other quality initiatives are relying on UV-visible spectrophotometers to confirm product quality and integrity.

The Dionex ICS-5000, the world's first capillary ion chromatography (IC) system, is used in the environmental, food and beverage, bioscience and power-generation industries. The ICS-5000 is used to identify and measure contaminants in water and other liquids, whether environmental or produced by disinfection processes that may affect water quality. A soft drink bottler, for example, could use this system to test raw and treated water used in its beverages for contaminants such as bromate and oxyhalides.