News | December 9, 2010

Thermo Fisher Scientific Hosts Educational Webinar Series For Water And Environmental Testing Laboratories

Source: Thermo Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, recently announced a new series of free educational webinars designed for professionals working in water and environmental testing laboratories. The series of five webinars, presented by industry experts from EM2 Solutions, Pilgrim Software and the Winvale Group as well as Thermo Fisher, will introduce topics relevant to today's environmental and waste testing industries including how to deliver accurate, consistent and defensible laboratory test results that meet the compliance requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The webinar series begins Jan. 4, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EST and registration is available at

Water and environmental testing laboratories face unique challenges as they strive to deliver consistent and traceable results. In the current economic environment, it is critical that labs standardize workflows and processes that facilitate regulatory compliance, ensure public safety and monitor quality throughout the entire sampling, testing and reporting process. This educational webinar series will introduce topics to help industry professionals:

  • Establish protocols and documentation methods that meet NELAC compliance requirements and ISO 17025 guidelines
  • Automate reports and records to ensure full traceability
  • Improve lab and workflow efficiencies

The webinar series takes place on five consecutive Tuesdays from Jan. 4 through Feb. 1 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST, delivering attendees the information they need to help manage laboratory processes and respond to the most current regulatory and business demands. The complete schedule is below:

  • Jan. 4: Introduction to the Benefits of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Jan. 11: How to Meet NELAC, ISO 17025 and other Industry, State and Federal Requirements
  • Jan. 18: Connecting the Lab and Integrating it Across the Field
  • Jan. 25: Don't Risk It! Ensure You Have the Right Document at the Right Time in Your Lab Environment
  • Feb. 1: Best Practices for Obtaining Federal Funding and Using Existing Budgets to Optimize Laboratory Investments

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"The pace of regulatory change in the water and environmental industry is often faster than the adoption of new technologies to meet those new requirements," said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for the Informatics business at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "With the EPA establishing compliance parameters for five new contaminants every year, the cycle of certification for state, municipal and privately owned water supplies is in a constant state of oversight. By developing this webinar series with our industry and technical partners, we are able to deliver an overview of the key industry issues and contribute to the adoption of newer technologies that enable easier and more cost-effective regulatory compliance."

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of more than $10 billion, we have approximately 35,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Visit

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SOURCE: Thermo Scientific