Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens New UK Facility for Cancer Diagnostics and Chromatography Products

Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010
Bookmark and Share
The new facility houses Thermo Fisher’s Anatomical Pathology and Chromatography Consumables businesses.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the official opening of its new facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. The new facility, located at Tudor Road, Manor Park, is a significant investment for Thermo Fisher Scientific in the North of England and is a new designated Center of Excellence for its Anatomical Pathology business.       

The new facility is said to be the largest Thermo Fisher Scientific center in the North of England and one of its biggest in the United Kingdom. Thermo Fisher manufactures products used daily in hospitals and laboratories around the world, helping doctors treat patients and scientists advance human knowledge.

Thermo Fisher chose the Northwest of England as home for the new facility due to the strength of the region’s academic, hospital, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry sectors.

The new facility has created approximately 60 new jobs, and the total workforce onsite is now more than 200. UK Trade and Investment worked closely with the North West Regional Development Agency to ensure that Thermo Fisher’s requirements were met.

The new facility houses Thermo Fisher’s Anatomical Pathology and Chromatography Consumables businesses. This includes products and services to improve the detection and diagnosis of cancer and advance research for drug development. In 2009, Thermo Fisher Scientific consolidated operations from locations in California and Eastbourne, UK to Runcorn.

The facility’s R&D Director has relocated from the U.S. to oversee product development. The Anatomical Pathology business is positioned to serve the need for new and more effective diagnostic technologies and treatments as cancer rates increase around the world.

The new facility is also a manufacturing center for Thermo Fisher’s Chromatography Consumables business. These products are used in laboratories specializing in chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis. They enable detection, quantification and isolation of complex sample mixtures that are commonly encountered in pharmaceutical, environmental, biomedical, chemical, toxicology, forensics and food safety industries.

The new facility was officially opened by Dr. Yuh-geng Tsay, president, Specialty Diagnostics and Dr. Roger Platt, chairman, Northwest Science Council. The ceremony also included presentations by Steven Broomhead, chief executive, NWDA and Thermo Fisher Scientific customers.

Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,100+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Thermo Fisher, HBM Collaborate
Collaboration aims to support molecular diagnostics development in China.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Thermo, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Partner
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Thermo Fisher Scientific have agreed to develop a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based panel designed specifically for pediatric cancer research. The assay would be CHLA’s first NGS panel designed to target biomarkers associated with childhood cancers.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives IVDD CE Mark for LC-MS Products
Now available to clinical laboratories in Europe for general in vitro diagnostic use.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Ebola Sequencing Data Released to Global Research Community Online
To curb further spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, a team of scientists that is part of an international, multi-organizational effort has released their first dataset of the virus’ genetic structure online.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thermo Scientific Announces Listing of the Ion PGM Dx System
Company has completed the listing with the U.S. FDA as class II medical device.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Thermo Registers San Jose Facility with FDA
The site has established a quality system in accordance with the FDA Quality System Regulations to design and manufacture devices for analyzing samples from patients for in vitro diagnostic use.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Biodesign Institute, Thermo Fisher Partner on $9M Radiation Test
Partnership enters a new, $9M phase of a project to produce a diagnostic test to rapidly measure an individual’s level of absorption of ionizing radiation.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Thermo Acquires Prionics AG
Thermo Fisher Scientific announce it has completed the acquisition of Prionics AG, a privately held animal health diagnostics company.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thermo Reports 6% Q4 Revenue Growth
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thermo Receives EC Clearance for Life Tech Acquisition
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its pending acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
One Lambda Receives CE Mark Approval for C1qScreen
Assay cited in New England Journal of Medicine for use in determining impact on kidney graft survival.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Record Revenues for Thermo Fisher Scientific
Revenue for the quarter grew 6% to $3.26 billion in 2012, versus $3.09 billion in 2011.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Thermo Scientific Enters into a Long-Term Agreement with Fujirebio
Combination of Thermo Scientific B•R•A•H•M•S PCT assay and Lumipulse platforms to test patients suspected of having sepsis.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of One Lambda
The business will become part of Thermo Fisher’s Specialty Diagnostics Segment.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Scientific News
Point of Care Diagnostics - A Cautious Revolution
Advances in molecular biology, coupled with the miniaturization and improved sensitivity of assays and devices in general, have enabled a new wave of point-of-care (POC) or “bedside” diagnostics.
Illumina Contributes to ClinVar Database
The contribution includes variants of all classifications, from pathogenic to benign, identified during interpretation of whole genome sequences generated in the CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory.
Signaling Pathway Could Be Key to Improved Osteoporosis Treatment
Inhibition of SIK2 enzyme both stimulates bone formation and reduces bone breakdown in animal model.
Supercomputers Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics
Researchers push the boundaries of cancer research through high-performance computing to map the human immunone.
Transgenomic, Precipio Diagnostics Merger
Merger will creates a robust diagnostic platform focused on improving accuracy of cancer diagnoses.
Inflammation Test May Predict Cardiovascular Disease
An assessment combining measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.
3D-Printing in Science: Conference Co-Staged with LABVOLUTION
LABVOLUTION 2017 will have an added highlight of a simultaneous conference, "3D-Printing in Science".
Potential Urine Test for CJD
Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL have found that it may be possible to determine whether or not a person has sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD) by testing their urine for the presence of abnormal prion proteins.
ReadCoor Launched to Commercialize 3D Sequencing Tech
ReadCoor will leverage the Wyss Institute’s method for simultaneously sequencing and mapping RNAs within cells and tissues to advance development of diagnostics.
Heart Arrhythmia Caused by Mosaic of Mutant Cells
Researchers have solved the genetic mystery of an infant suffering from heart arrhythmia.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,100+ scientific videos