OREANDA-NEWS. April 26, 2016. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that the Thermo Scientific Gemini handheld chemical analyzer has received a 2016 Edison Awards gold medal for forensics and security. The Edison Awards recognize excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

“We are proud that our groundbreaking technology has been recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Julie Planchet, vice president/general manager, portable analytical instruments for Thermo Fisher. “The Edison Awards honor technological innovation that makes a positive impact on the world. This brings further validation that the Gemini analyzer is making a powerful difference in supporting our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. This is a great honor for the Gemini product team and for our company as a whole.”

The Gemini analyzer is the world’s first handheld instrument to integrate Raman and FTIR spectroscopy. It is a rugged, lightweight instrument designed to allow bomb technicians, hazmat teams, first responders and military personnel to safely, accurately and rapidly identify unknown chemicals and explosives in the field. In addition to the 2016 Edison Award, the Gemini analyzer earned 2015 R&D 100 and Editor’s Choice honors; a Bronze Innovation Award at Europoltech in the Supermodern 2015 Programme; a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing All-Star Innovators Award in the “Analytical and Monitoring Devices” category; and “Highly Commended” recognition as part of the ADS Security Innovation Awards 2015 at the Security and Policing Conference in the UK.

More information on the Thermo Scientific Gemini analyzer can be found by visiting www.thermoscientific.com/gemini.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of \\$17 billion and more than 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.