Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Provider of Sample Extraction and Liquid Chromatography Equipment

December 15, 2006

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Cohesive Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of advanced sample extraction and liquid chromatography products. Cohesive has annual revenues of approximately $15 million.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, todayannounced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Cohesive Technologies Inc., amanufacturer of advanced sample extraction and liquid chromatographyproducts. Cohesive has annual revenues of approximately $15 million.

The Cohesive product line enhances the company's ThermoScientific-branded portfolio by adding in-line sample preparationcapabilities that couple with mass spectrometry technology to createend-to-end workflow solutions for drug and other organic molecule analyses.These new capabilities will significantly improve sample throughput andincrease detection limits during LC/MS/MS analysis for customers in thepharmaceutical, clinical, environmental and food science industries.

"Cohesive's sample preparation technologies will strengthen our abilityto offer customers the advanced tools they need to accelerate research anddiscovery and to provide them with higher-quality analytical information,"said Marijn E. Dekkers, president and chief executive officer of ThermoFisher Scientific. "We look forward to integrating Cohesive into ThermoFisher Scientific, and to making their sample preparation capabilitiesavailable to customers worldwide through our global sales channels."

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