Thermo, Annoyed Over Asset Management, Bets Labs Will Let It Oversee Their Tools | GenomeWeb

San Francisco — Will scientists trust Thermo Electron to manage all of their laboratory equipment?

“The customer has indicated there is a need for these types of services,” Marijn Dekkers, Thermo president and CEO, told BioCommerce Week at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference here this week.

Thermo is targeting the business of laboratory equipment-asset management. As part of that strategy, the company purchased US Counseling Services of Brookfield, Wis., in April for $75 million.

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