Volume 91 Issue 14 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: April 8, 2013 | Web Date: April 10, 2013

Thermo Fisher Scientific Ponders Growth Options

Analytical instrument maker invests more in R&D but keeps an eye on acquisition targets
Department: Business
Keywords: analytical instruments, acquisitions, research, mass spectrometry, chromatography

Rumors have been circulating for months that Thermo Fisher Scientific is preparing a bid for Life Technologies, an analytical instrumentation and biotechnology supplies specialist. Other instrument companies, among them Agilent Technologies and Danaher, are also said to be bidding.

Marc N. Casper, 45, Thermo Fisher’s chief executive officer, tells C&EN that he “can’t comment on market chatter.” But it should come as no surprise that Thermo Fisher might . . .

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