Q&Q With Thermo Fisher Scientific


With the growing role of biotechnology in not only the global market, but Lane County’s as well, Eugene and our surrounding communities are positioned well to prosper into the future. Below we learn from locally-based Thermo Fisher Scientific about their mission, global efforts, and the role innovation plays in advancing bioscience.

What is the Thermo Fisher Scientific story and what does the company produce
Our story at Thermo Fisher Scientific begins with our Mission – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.With our 100,000 colleagues worldwide, we have the global reach and depth of capabilities in areas of; Healthcare, Life Sciences, Applied segments, Pharma and Biotech.

What is something core to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s mission?
One of the ways we try to deliver on our mission is through Innovation — and our over 7,000 R&D scientists and engineers, as well as those who support them, are committed to innovating and supporting our customers in many areas, including their efforts in therapeutics, diagnostics, and sustainability.
Our commitment to scientific advancement drives us to offer products and solutions that enable our customers to push the boundaries of their work. This is supported by the foundation of our talented colleagues that value, diversity and inclusion, as well as a culture of belonging.

Thermo Fisher is a key part of our region’s economy right here in Eugene, but is Thermo Fisher Scientific a global company?
Yes! With combined revenues of >$40B, our team members from around the world, including in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and North America, deliver a combination of innovative technologies and services through many industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Gibco, Fisher Scientific, Patheon and PPD.

How do you feel being a global company helps you grow your industry?
Being global is the key to what we do. While we are headquartered in the United States, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s vast global network has enabled us to support our customers’ critical work at scale. As a global company, we are able to move quickly by leveraging our manufacturing and operations in multiple locations to ensure our customers can get what they need when they need it to deliver on their important work.

What is a current challenge you all are working through?
One current challenge we are interested in helping to solve is how can we as an industry reduce the cost of new types of therapies to increase affordability and accessibility while still generating a return for innovators.

What’s next for Thermo Fisher?
Solving the challenges we face won’t happen overnight, but it’s a journey we want to help enable because it has the potential to have a tremendous positive impact on society. This is an incredible time for science and at Thermo Fisher; we often refer to this time period as the golden age of biology.

For more information about the critical work of Thermo Fisher Scientific, visit www.thermofisher.com.

Published On: December 13, 2023
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