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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires SwissAnalytic Group to Strengthens Sales Channel and Life Sciences Portfolio

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has acquired SwissAnalytic Group AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. SwissAnalytic Group owns Spectronex AG and Flux Instruments AG, which had combined revenue of approximately $22 million USD in fiscal year 2006.

Spectronex is a supplier of mass spectrometry, chromatography and surface science instrumentation in Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Thermo Fisher Scientific expects that this acquisition will bring additional direct sales, demonstration capabilities and visibility to customers in these regions.

Flux Instruments is a manufacturer of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) pumps and software. Flux will bring technology and design expertise to Thermo Fisher Scientific's current HPLC and LCMS business, which includes Thermo Scientific Accela™ UHPLC as well as advanced sample extraction and liquid chromatography products gained through the recent acquisition of Cohesive Technologies.

"Flux Instruments is a strong complement to our expanding chromatography and life sciences mass spectrometry product lines," said Marijn E. Dekkers, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

"In addition, Spectronex enables Thermo Fisher to strengthen our footprint in Europe with direct sales channels and support, enhancing our ability to work closely with important customers in this area."