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Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Slovakian mass spec software firm HighChem

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—In June, Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired HighChem, a developer of mass spectrometry software based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Financial and other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The company provides software that is used by pharmaceutical and metabolomics laboratories for analyzing complex data and identifying small molecules.
“Our customers rely on us to provide advanced software solutions that interpret data quickly and accurately to make compound identification simple and understandable,” said Mitch Kennedy, president of chromatography and mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The addition of HighChem’s software solutions to our existing mass spectrometry software portfolio will enable us to deliver greater value for our mass spectrometry customers.”
HighChem will be integrated into Thermo Fisher’s chromatography and mass spectrometry business, which is part of the firm’s Analytical Instruments unit.
As a leading provider of life-sciences technology globally, Thermo Fisher Scientific works to help customers accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Its premier brands include Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services.

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