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

Jack Cates pinetree110567 <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 12:46:21 CST 2008

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 with

I am also very sorry to see Tonia and Jerry go.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Strengthens Anatomical Pathology Portfolio with
Acquisition of Raymond A. Lamb
WALTHAM, Mass. — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving
science, today announced it has acquired Raymond A. Lamb Ltd., a manufacturer of
histology and anatomical pathology products based in Eastbourne, U.K., near
In business since 1964, Raymond A. Lamb has grown to become a global provider of
products for the pathology laboratory. Recently, its focus has been on systems
that automate the labeling and tracking of slides and cassettes that carry
patient tissue samples, reducing the possibility of errors during their
processing, storage and retrieval. The company has had a longstanding
relationship with the anatomical pathology business of Thermo Fisher as a
supplier of labeling products for cassettes and glass slides, as well as other
anatomical pathology equipment.
"Our anatomical pathology customers - in both clinical and research markets -
are demanding better solutions for tracking the increasing number of samples
that they need to process and diagnose," said Marijn E. Dekkers, president and
chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. "This acquisition brings
new-generation systems that can be integrated with our existing portfolio of
anatomical pathology equipment and consumables to create a more efficient, and
reliable, workflow."
Raymond A. Lamb had revenues of approximately $9 million in 2007, and will be
integrated into Thermo Fisher's Analytical Technologies Segment.
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With annual revenues of $10 billion, we have more than 30,000 employees and
serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies,
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government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control
settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and
Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to
complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete
range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment,
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laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and
services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.
Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and
continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific
discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and
employees alike. Visit www.thermofisher.com.
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