A report on Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific's previous headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts
Thermo Fisher Scientific office in Canada

American supplier of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software services.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific's previous headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts

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Applied Biosystems

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Applied Biosystems is one of various brands under the Life Technologies brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific corporation.

Fisher Scientific

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1921 photograph of Pittsburgh with Fisher Scientific sign on top of building
Fisher brand caliper.

Fisher Scientific International, Inc. (NYSE: FSH ) was a laboratory supply and biotechnology company that provided products and services to the global scientific research and clinical laboratory markets until its merger with Thermo Electron in 2006, after which it became Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Life Technologies

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Biotech company founded in November 2008 through a US $6.7billion merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. The joint sales of the combined companies were about $3.5 billion; they had about 9,500 employees and owned more than 3,600 licenses and patents.

Biotech company founded in November 2008 through a US $6.7billion merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. The joint sales of the combined companies were about $3.5 billion; they had about 9,500 employees and owned more than 3,600 licenses and patents.

In 2013, Thermo Fisher agreed to buy Life Technologies for $13.6 billion.

Thermo Electron

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Major provider of analytical instruments and services for a variety of domains.

Major provider of analytical instruments and services for a variety of domains.

Arvin Smith and George Hatsopoulos receive the 2011 Pittcon Heritage Award from Tom Tritton of the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The merged company became Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Invitrogen

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Invitrogen is one of several brands under the Thermo Fisher Scientific corporation.

Affymetrix

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Example of two Affymetrix chips

Affymetrix is now Applied Biosystems, a brand of DNA microarray products sold by Thermo Fisher Scientific that originated with an American biotechnology research and development and manufacturing company of the same name.

FEI Company

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American company that designs, manufactures, and supports microscope technology.

American company that designs, manufactures, and supports microscope technology.

Formerly listed on the NASDAQ, it is a subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic HeLa cell. Zeiss Merlin HR-SEM.

HeLa

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Immortal cell line used in scientific research.

Immortal cell line used in scientific research.

Scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic HeLa cell. Zeiss Merlin HR-SEM.
Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). Nikon RTS2000MP custom laser scanning microscope.
Immunofluorescence image of HeLa cells grown in tissue culture and stained with antibody to actin in green, vimentin in red and DNA in blue
Immunofluorescence of HeLa cells showing microtubules in green, mitochondria in yellow, nucleoli in red and nuclear DNA in purple
Statue of Henrietta Lacks unveiled October 2021 at Royal Fort House, Bristol
Multiphoton fluorescence image of HeLa cells stained with the actin binding toxin phalloidin (red), microtubules (cyan) and cell nuclei (blue). Nikon RTS2000MP custom laser scanning microscope.
Multiphoton fluorescence image of HeLa cells with cytoskeletal microtubules (magenta) and DNA (cyan). Nikon RTS2000MP custom laser scanning microscope.
Scanning electron micrograph of just-divided HeLa cells. Zeiss Merlin HR-SEM.
HeLa cells stained with Hoechst 33258
HeLa cells grown in culture and stained with antibody to tubulin (green), antibody to Ki-67 (red) and the blue DNA binding dye DAPI. The tubulin antibody shows the distribution of microtubules and the Ki-67 antibody is expressed in cells about to divide. Preparation, antibodies and image courtesy of EnCor Biotechnology.
thumb|A volumetric surface render (red) of the nuclear envelope of one HeLa cell. The cell was observed in 300 slices of electron microscopy, the nuclear envelope was automatically segmented and rendered. One vertical and one horizontal slice are added for reference.
thumb|Plasma Membrane and Nuclear Envelope of one Hela Cell displayed as a volumetric surface rendering. Left and centre show the plasma membrane in blue colour with transparency and the nuclear envelope with a solid cyan colour. Right show the plasma membrane without transparency and the same angle of view as the centre. The membranes have been segmented from data acquired with Electron Microscopy.

In 2021 Henrietta Lacks's estate sued to get past and future payments for the alleged unauthorized and widely known sale of HeLa cells by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

DSM (company)

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Dutch multinational corporation active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials.

Dutch multinational corporation active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials.

DSM Headquarters in Heerlen, the Netherlands, pictured in 2011

2017: Patheon, a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) joint venture with JLL Partners, to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Waltham, Massachusetts

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City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution.

Boston Manufacturing Company
Waltham, 1793
Map of Waltham, 1877
The Charles River in Waltham
Age Distribution
Waltham Supermarket on Main Street, established in 1936, was a large historic grocery store that closed in the 1990s. The building continues to be a supermarket, occupied subsequently by Shaw's, then Victory, and now Hannaford.
Brandeis University
Deena (Drossin) Kastor

2006 – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. headquartered in Waltham.