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Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires German Provider of Laboratory Water Purification Systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced on December 21, 2010 that it has completed the acquisition of TKA Wasseraufbereitungssysteme GmbH, a European provider of laboratory water purification systems. Based in Ni

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced on December 21, 2010 that it has completed the acquisition of TKA Wasseraufbereitungssysteme GmbH, a European provider of laboratory water purification systems. Based in Niederelbert, Germany, TKA has nearly 60 employees and had 2009 full year revenue of approximately €10 million.

“The addition of TKA’s comprehensive offering of laboratory water purification systems to our portfolio of laboratory equipment and consumables enables us to meet our customers’ growing needs for versatility and productivity in their laboratories,” said Thomas Loewald, president laboratory equipment of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The demand for ultrapure water, in particular, is driven by the ever-increasing sensitivity of analytical instruments used in life science research.”

TKA’s laboratory water purification systems include electrodeionization (EDI), reverse osmosis (RO) and ultrafiltration technologies. With a wider range of laboratory water purification options, customers can match the purity-level of water to their specific requirements, increasing the reliability of results across multiple applications and improving laboratory efficiency.

The Niederelbert location will become a center for R&D and manufacturing of laboratory water purification systems and will be integrated into Thermo Fisher’s Laboratory Products and Services segment.