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Thermo Fisher Opens New Facility for Portable Analytical Instruments

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened a new center at its facility in Tewksbury, Mass., it announced today.

The new Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Excellence at the 156,000 square-foot facility will house the company's line of portable and analytical instruments.

"Our $20 million investment in this world-class facility reaffirms our commitment to Massachusetts and a growing economy that is fueled by new scientific discoveries," company President and CEO Marc Casper said in a statement. "This new Center of Excellence creates a strong base for our continued growth in portable and handheld instruments — high-tech tools that are enabling our customers to make the world safer. We’ve been able to take analytical technologies that were typically only found in the laboratory, and adapt them for use in the field by non-scientists," Casper added.

The company estimates that the center will generate 100 additional jobs in research, development, and manufacturing at the facility. Thermo Fisher already has 400 employees in its Tewskbury location, it said.

The new center will house the company portable instruments that include TruScan Raman spectrometers; the Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Series X-ray fluorescence spectrometers; and TruNarc analyzers based on Raman spectroscopy for identifying suspected narcotics.

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