Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that the Thermo Scientific Gemini handheld chemical analyzer has been selected by R&D Magazine to be among the year’s top 100 innovative products.
The Gemini analyzer, the first handheld instrument to combine both FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, also received Editor’s Choice recognition in the Analytical/Test category for 2015.
The R&D 100 Awards, known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” recognize the year’s most significant technology advances across industry, academia and government-sponsored research and development.
“Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, and we achieve this by continuously innovating to help advance their important work,” said Thomas Loewald, senior vice president and president, analytical instruments for Thermo Fisher. “The Gemini analyzer is a great example of customer-focused innovation. It was developed in collaboration with the U.S. military, and represents a technological breakthrough for individuals who work in the most hazardous environments. This recognition is a source of pride for our entire company and I congratulate the team that brought this groundbreaking product to life.”
The rugged Gemini analyzer is designed to allow bomb technicians, hazmat teams, first responders and military personnel to safely, accurately and rapidly identify unknown chemicals and explosives in the field. In addition to R&D 100 and Editor’s Choice honors, the Gemini analyzer earned a Bronze Innovation Award at Europoltech in the Supermodern 2015 Programme; a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing All-Star Innovators Award in the “Analytical and Monitoring Devices” category; and “Highly Commended” recognition as part of the ADS Security Innovation Awards 2015 at the Security and Policing Conference in the UK.