Thermo Fisher Scientific is a product of the 2006 merger between Thermo
Electron and Fisher Scientific. The company sells scientific
instruments and laboratory equipment through its analytical technologies segment (about 33% of sales), diagnostic products (about 23%), as well as consumables,
software, and services through its catalog business to clients in the life science,
health-care, and environmental industries. The company serves
350,000 clients in 150 countries and derives more than one third of
its revenue outside the United States.