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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Supply OPTEC LLC with Cancer Diagnostic Instrumentation as Part of National Oncological Program in Russia

Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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Thermo Fisher Scientific, today announced a distribution partnership with OPTEC LLC, a provider of cutting-edge medical, surgical, microscopic and industrial metrology solutions in the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)

OPTEC LLC will provide Thermo Scientific Anatomical Pathology cancer diagnostic instrumentation to hospitals across Russia as part of a national oncological program.

Malignant neoplasm is the second most prevalent cause of death in Russia, with approximately 480,000 new cases diagnosed annually. More than 2.5 million patients are registered in cancer departments across the country, representing 1.8 percent of the entire population. The national oncological program was introduced to promote early diagnosis and timely treatment of the disease. It is estimated that the program will decrease the death rate from cancer by 4 percent by 2012.

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