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January 1, 2008

LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-01-01-2008, Volume 26, Issue 1
Page Number: 14

Thermo Fisher Scientific Partners with China Doping Control Center; Millipore to Provide "Stem Cell Tested" Products; Hood Wins Pittcon Heritage Award

Thermo Fisher Scientific Partners with China Doping Control Center

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Waltham, MA) announces that the China Doping Control Center (CDCC) has selected Thermo Scientific instruments and software for its sports testing program at the 29th Olympic Games in Beijing. The CDCC has been accredited by the Chinese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to conduct all doping control analyses during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Thermo Fisher provided the CDCC with a range of high precision and performance Thermo Scientific instrumentation, including two GC–MS systems, a mass spectrometer, and four triple-quadrupole TSQ Quantum Access LC–MS systems. These instruments and associated software will enable the CDCC to cope with the high volume of samples expected at the 2008 Olympic Games. Thermo Fisher has also agreed to provide 24/7 technical and application assistance to the CDCC to ensure uninterrupted operation and successful, secure handling of athlete samples throughout the games.

Millipore to Provide "Stem Cell Tested" Products

Millipore Corporation (Billerica, Massachusetts) announced its initiative to provide "Stem Cell Tested" products. Many of Millipore's filter products will be validated for use on stem cells. A membrane developed by Millipore is the first available under this initiative.

The company's filter cups combine a filter unit with a receiver flask and cap for processing and storage. Supplied sterile and ready-to-use, the Stericup offers fast flow with high throughput and low protein binding ensures key growth factors and proteins are not absorbed.

Hood Wins Pittcon Heritage Award

The 2008 Pittcon Heritage Award will be presented to Dr. Leroy Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology. The award will be presented in the Opening Session, which begins at 4:30 p.m. on March 2, immediately followed by the Plenary Lecture, Systems Biology and Systems Medicine, also presented by Dr. Hoo.

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