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Thermo Fisher Acquires Company

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2011
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the acquisition of Intrinsic Bioprobes Inc. to enhance its work flow for biomarker research and diagnostics. Intrinsic Bioprobes’ portfolio, including its novel mass spectrometric immunoassay, will enable Thermo Fisher to offer its life sciences research and clinical diagnostics customers an enhanced solution for quantitative protein biomarker detection. Intrinsic Bioprobes, based in Tempe, Ariz., manufactures immuno-enrichment, sample-preparation tools used in quantitative mass spectrometry.


GLOSSARY
mass spectrometry
An instrumental technique that utilizes the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles as recorded from a mass spectrometer in order to determine the mass of a particle as well as the chemical makeup, or elemental ionic composition of a given sample or molecule.
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