Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific Displays New Laboratory Product Innovations at ASM 2014

19 May 2014

A range of technology innovations that enable scientists to work smarter – increasing productivity, efficiency and safety – in clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science research settings will be showcased this week during the 114th General Meeting of the American Society Microbiology (Thermo Scientific Booth #725, Life Technologies Booth #409), Boston Convention Center, May 18-20, 2014.

“The smartest laboratory solutions are the ones that researchers rarely have to think about. They deliver technology advancements that allow scientists to stay focused on conducting their research to achieve their goals quickly, reliably and safely,” said Fred Lowery, president, laboratory products, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “At ASM, we have several examples of technologies designed to optimize productivity in the lab to simplify and streamline the life science research.”

At ASM, Thermo Fisher will feature a range of solutions for sample separation, preparation & analysis, including:
• Designed to optimize use and safety in a compact footprint, the New Thermo Scientific Refrigerated Small Benchtop Centrifuge delivers flexibility to run a wide range of applications and adapt to evolving research or clinical needs in life science research and clinical diagnosis processing;
• New Thermo Scientific E1-ClipTip electronic pipette allows users to transfer multiple samples between different labware formats using one pipette;
• New Thermo Scientific MyPipette Skins add personalization, color and style to any Thermo Scientific F1-ClipTip or Finnpipette F1 manual pipetting system;
• Life Technologies Ion Chef System, which automates sample preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS) experiments and reduces hands-on time to 15 minutes; and
• Also on display will be recently introduced laboratory solutions including Thermo Scientific general purpose centrifuges, customized Thermo Scientific KingFisher Pure Kits for high-yield DNA and RNA purification and the Life Technologies Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM) System, the benchtop next-generation sequencing (NGS) instrument that enables long, accurate reads of microbial DNA.
Thermo Fisher will also host a talk, Microbial Identification Using 16s rRNA Sequence from the Ion Torrent PGM, by George S. Watts, Ph.D., co-director of the Arizona Cancer Center, who will provide an overview of 16s rRNA sequencing on the Ion PGM, on Tuesday, May 20th from 12-12:45 pm in the Exhibit Hall (booth #1438).