Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, received the
highest overall vendor rating for infrared (IR) spectroscopy instrumentation,
according to the Worldwide Molecular Spectroscopy Survey published by Strategic
Directions International (SDi) Inc in July 2008.
The primary factors for selection
of an IR vendor include performance, service, instrument specifications and
vendor experience. The Thermo Fisher Scientific IR spectroscopy portfolio was
clearly rated the highest among survey respondents in virtually all of the categories,
with the most outstanding score being for instrument quality.
The report was compiled through end-user internet surveys covering an extended
array of industries including academia, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, CROs, plastics/polymers,
biotechnology, consumer products and petrochemicals. Survey responses were collected
in April and May 2008 and a total of 525 questionnaires were returned with detailed
answers to the inquiries.
The SDi survey results stated that “more than half of the most recently
purchased IR instruments were from Thermo Fisher Scientific, which is consistent
with the company’s leadership in the IR spectroscopy market.” It
was further reported that the Thermo Scientific IR spectroscopy product portfolio
is perceived as the highest quality offering available on the market.
“We are extremely pleased to have had our commitment to developing cutting
edge IR instrumentation recognized by the findings of this study”, comments
Mike Jost, vice president & GM, molecular spectroscopy and microanalysis,
Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Thermo Fisher is at the forefront of development
and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our offerings. This is clearly
demonstrated by the development of our new software capabilities, for example
OMNIC Picta and Specta. These products provide the most advanced level of integration
between software, spectrometer and sampling accessory of any vibrational software
package on the market. These developments respond directly to market needs.”
SDi Inc. has more than 25 years of experience in strategy development and market
intelligence in the analytical and life science instrumentation industry. The
company offers a wide range of individual reports, end-user surveys, industry
newsletters and proprietary consulting services, corroborating technology and
market trends on a continuous basis. For more information on the survey please
visit www.strategic-directions.com or please call Stuart Press, vice president
- Strategic Analysis, at +1 310-641-4982.
For more information on the Thermo Fisher Scientific IR spectroscopy offering,
please call +1 800-532-4752, email [email protected] or alternatively
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