Thermo Fisher Scientific Lands Record Project for LIMS in Brazil

Sept. 8, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today announced that L.A. Falcão Bauer CTCQ Ltda (Falcão Bauer), a leading South American provider of services for instrument calibration and quality control, has selected SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system) for use in its laboratories in Brazil. The
new project is the largest LIMS contract for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Brazil to date.

As part of a 12-month project, Falcão Bauer will integrate Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS with its NewAge enterprise resource planning (ERP) system across its 16 laboratories in Brazil. The LIMS implementation will automate the process from sample collection to results and report generation for Falcão Bauer's customers. The implementation project will also include integration of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS with a range of laboratory instruments, including chromatography data systems (CDS) and ICP analytical instruments. The system will improve productivity and increase accuracy in the company's laboratories, enhancing efficiency and the quality of service provided by Falcao Bauer.

Christiano Motta, IT coordinator for Falcão Bauer, comments: "The decision to invest in a standardized LIMS solution that can be leveraged throughout Falcão Bauer's operations enables us to continue to develop our service offering to existing and future customers. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS will help us to streamline Falcão Bauer's operations and improve the automation of the laboratory functions, resulting in increased productivity and enhanced data sharing benefits."

For more than 50 years, Falcão Bauer has performed tests and developed searches for the quality control of products and services offered by companies across Brazil. Located in Água Branca, Falcão Bauer is one of the
most recognized and advanced technology centers in the country, providing consulting services for engineering, environmental quality and petrochemical industries. The company also undertakes a wide variety of materials and
products testing for construction, chemical analysis and quality assurance of materials.