Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific FT-IR Spectrometer Named Scientists’ Choice Winner for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2010

01 Apr 2011

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today announced that its Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer received a 2011 Scientists’ Choice Award for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2010. The award, voted on by scientists, recognizes the no-compromise, affordable and compact FT-IR spectroscopy capabilities of the rugged instrument. For more information on the award, please see the company article page.

The Nicolet iS5 combines flexible sample handling with Thermo Scientific OMNIC software to deliver the ideal FT-IR solution for manufacturers, forensic laboratories and chemistry classrooms. The instrument, which provides performance comparable to larger sized spectrometers, is used for product assurance testing, basic troubleshooting and chemistry teaching.

This year, more than 35,000 members of the web community were invited to nominate their favorite general lab, separations and spectroscopy products. The most popular nominated products were then voted on by scientists. The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 received approximately one quarter of the votes and was selected as winner from among eight final nominations. The award ceremony took place at Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta.

“It is a great honor for our Nicolet iS5 to be nominated by its users, and I congratulate the FT-IR and IR microscopy teams in Madison, Wisconsin for delivering such a reliable, robust and high-performance spectrometer,” said Brian Davies, vice president and general manager of molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The spectrometer’s reasonable price, compact size and superior ease-of-use make this technology more accessible, even to non FT-IR specialists.”

The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 establishes a new benchmark in small-footprint FT-IR spectroscopy. The instrument features an open-architecture sample compartment that accepts a wide variety of sampling accessories. The award winning Thermo Scientific OMNIC software, widely adopted by major industrial manufacturers and forensic laboratories around the world, provides the spectrometer with flexibility to address many challenging applications. The Nicolet iS5 is the ideal solution for raw materials, impurities and mixtures identification, creating a unique user experience “from sample-in to answer-out.”

For more information about the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 spectrometer, please visit the Thermo Fisher Scientific website.