Thermo Fisher Scientific is the result of the 2006 merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific.
Thermo Electron was founded in 1956 by George Hatsopoulos and Peter Nomikos. The company focused on analytical laboratory products and had revenue of $2 billion in 2004.
Fisher Scientific was founded in 1902 by Chester Fisher. The company focused on laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies, and services for the fields of healthcare, research, safety, and education.
Thermo Fisher Scientific serves hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide in its key markets of health care and diagnostics, biotech and pharmaceutical, academic, government, and industrial and applied settings which includes environmental quality.
Thermo Fisher Scientific trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TMO, is a member of the S&P 500, is #220 on the Fortune 500, has 50,000 employees, and $13.80 billion in revenue in 2013.