[Histonet] RA Lamb has been sold to the evil empire

From:Jack Cates

I am very sorry to see this happen again to a great company who bent over backwards to assist customers. I hope ThemoShandonFisherRichardRaymond (to be continued) will start to keep the parts that made Richard Allen, Raymond A. Lamb and others great to work withI am also very sorry to see Tonia and Jerry go.Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008Thermo Fisher Scientific Strengthens Anatomical Pathology Portfolio withAcquisition of Raymond A. LambWALTHAM, Mass.  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in servingscience, today announced it has acquired Raymond A. Lamb Ltd., a manufacturer ofhistology and anatomical pathology products based in Eastbourne, U.K., nearLondon.In business since 1964, Raymond A. Lamb has grown to become a global provider ofproducts for the pathology laboratory. Recently, its focus has been on systemsthat automate the labeling and tracking of slides and cassettes that carrypatient tissue samples, reducing the possibility of errors during theirprocessing, storage and retrieval. The company has had a longstandingrelationship with the anatomical pathology business of Thermo Fisher as asupplier of labeling products for cassettes and glass slides, as well as otheranatomical pathology equipment."Our anatomical pathology customers - in both clinical and research markets -are demanding better solutions for tracking the increasing number of samplesthat they need to process and diagnose," said Marijn E. Dekkers, president andchief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "This acquisition bringsnew-generation systems that can be integrated with our existing portfolio ofanatomical pathology equipment and consumables to create a more efficient, andreliable, workflow."Raymond A. Lamb had revenues of approximately $9 million in 2007, and will beintegrated into Thermo Fisher's Analytical Technologies Segment.About Thermo Fisher ScientificThermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in servingscience, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees andserve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies,hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions andgovernment agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process controlsettings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific andFisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing tocomplex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a completerange of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment,software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratoryworkflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio oflaboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies andservices used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers andcontinuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientificdiscovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders andemployees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.AdvertisementThe following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private SecuritiesLitigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-lookingstatements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. 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