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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has acquired Core Informatics, provider of cloud-based platform that supports scientific data management. The acquisition should help to complement Thermo Fisher’s cloud platform, which supports their genetic analysis, qPCR, and proteomics systems.

Amongst the benefits of this acquisition, Thermo Fisher will gain access to Core’s Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) technologies, and Scientific Data Management Solutions (SDMS).

When speaking with Front Line Genomics, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Karen Kirkwood said, “For Thermo Fisher, the combination accelerates its strategy of leveraging digital and web capabilities by adding complementary informatics and cloud platforms. Customers will benefit from a stronger offering, including expanded LIMS capabilities and new electronic notebook and scientific data management solutions. For Core Informatics, being part of Thermo Fisher gives the business access to industry-leading global scale, commercial reach and R&D resources to support growth. Customers in turn will have greater access to a broad offering spanning LIMS, ELN, SDMS and cloud platforms.”

Core also offers an Application Marketplace, which can be used to speed deployment and increase value for customers. The laboratory data management solutions can be used throughout the biopharma and genomics industries, alongside other scientific and industrial organisations.

“Thermo Fisher has been making investments to strengthen its ability to support customers in the way they want to work, which increasingly requires digital, cloud and web-enabled solutions,” said Miss Kirkwood. “A robust informatics offering is key to meeting this objective.

“The Core Informatics team has done a terrific job building their platforms, and we see great opportunities to leverage Thermo Fisher’s scale and commercial reach to make these technologies more accessible to our large customer base.”

“We are thrilled to join the Thermo Fisher Scientific team to help accelerate the future of the digital lab,” said Josh Geballe, CEO of Core Informatics. “We are excited to become part of the world leader in serving science and look forward to the additional benefits this will bring to our innovative clients and amazing team.”

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