Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. To serve science, Thermo Fisher Scientific needs to stay ahead of it. To be the world leader in serving science, we need to anticipate customer needs. We need to constantly think about advancing science, so customers have the freedom to be bolder and more innovative – we are committed to pushing science and technology a step beyond where it is today.
Within Thermo Fisher Scientific we are proud to be back at Strijp, the roots of our electron microscope division. Our microscope division started as Philips Electron Optics as one of the Philips spin-offs, and their first electron microscope, the EM 100, was built at Strijp in 1947. They sold an astonishing 350 units… that was the start! In 1997, Philips sold their Electron Optics division to FEI Company, and since a few years, since 2016, we are part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific family.