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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) is a provider of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery and diagnostics to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Company Description

The Fisher Scientific division is a leading laboratory supply house with offices in many major cities. They provide lab equipment and reagents to laboratories at schools, universities, and chemical companies and other industrial labs. They also supply clinical laboratories at hospitals with materials and equpment to run medical lab tests.

In this field, Fisher competes with VWR Scientific and AH Thomas. In laboratory chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich is a competitor as is the Mallinckrodt-Baker division of Covidien.

In 2011, Thermo Fisher acquired Dionex.

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