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Petrochemical Company Sinopec to Use Thermo Software in Multiple Centers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that Chinese petrochemical company Sinopec will use Thermo’s lab information-management, chromatography, and spectroscopy software systems to manage and share data.
Under the agreement, Sinopec will implement Thermo’s Scientific SampleManager LIMS, Atlas CDS, and GRAMS enterprise software in its labs, refinery, and chemical and R&D facilities in China.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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