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  • Thermo Acquires La-Pha-Pack
Dec 2007
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 28, 2007 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced it has acquired La-Pha-Pack, a Langerwehe, Germany-based provider of chromatography products.

La-Pha-Pack will be integrated into Thermo Fisher Scientific's laboratory consumables business, which is part of its Laboratory Products and Services Segment. Thermo said the acquisition will strengthen its chromatography offerings in Europe by complementing its specialty brand of chromatography products, Chromacol, which is manufactured in the UK, and will broaden its European base.

"La-Pha-Pack is well-known in Europe for its breadth of product portfolio, fast order turnaround and strong customer support," said Marijn E. Dekkers, president and CEO of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Additionally, we expect to take advantage of La-Pha- Pack's highly automated manufacturing and assembly processes to improve our production capabilities and deliver high-quality consumable products to customers more efficiently."

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