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Allergy Diagnostic Tests Help Ambitious Tennis Player Get Back in the Game

Jesper's dream to play tennis professionally was ignited when he was 2 years old. But an allergy of unknown origin threatened to derail his dream.

Building hope and affordable homes in Michigan

In the heart of Romulus, Mich., a beacon of hope is rising to address the need for affordable housing in an economically depressed region where unemployment and unskilled labor runs high.

This Girl is On Fire

Out of 60,000 competitors, judges at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge name 12-year-old Shanya Gill the winner for her novel fire detection system designed to more effectively save lives and property.

Improving global maternal health

Last year, we launched the industry's first, FDA-cleared blood test to help determine a pregnant woman’s risk of developing preeclampsia with severe features.

The Just Project: The Legacy of a Pioneering Partnership with HBCUs

“I was well aware the undergraduate HBCUs didn’t have the means or resources to do this, so the hub model Thermo Fisher leaders had in mind was perfect.”

Creating empowerment opportunities in the veterinary sciences

For Dr. Barfield and Willow Brook Animal Hospital, professional empowerment is just as much a part of the mission as providing excellent care for pets.

Diversity in clinical trials

The more diverse a group of clinical trial participants is, the more we can learn about the safety and efficacy of a potential medicine for all people, now and in the future.

Finding new meaning at work after a breast cancer diagnosis

Following her diagnosis, Liz’s work with pharmaceutical companies has taken on new meaning. “I’m more aware than ever that there is a patient on the other side. One just like me.”

Vinnie's transplant

A collaboration between OneLegacy and Thermo Fisher led Vinnie to look forward to life's precious moments - a future she once feared would never be possible.

Life undiscovered

For geomicrobiologist Dr. Brandi Kiel Reese, going a step beyond means making connections between tiny microbes and huge advances in science.

Climbing back from sepsis: Cor's story

After almost losing her life to acute pneumonia and sepsis and undergoing a quadruple amputation, Cor has made it her mission to prove there is life after limb loss.  

Offering hope to children with leukemia

Supported by a Cancer Research Grant from Thermo Fisher, Dr. Laura Edie works to arm clinicians with an arsenal of treatment options for children with cancer. 

Expanding access to cell and gene therapies


Thermo Fisher’s global pharmaceutical services network supports cell and gene therapy developers working toward a shared goal.

Giving Jake his independence back

During a training exercise, a U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle hit a hidden gas line on the side of the road. After many attempts to dislodge the vehicle a spark ignited...

Innovating for a greener future

Koppert, a company that produces and sells natural alternatives to chemical pesticides, was looking for a more eco-friendly method to ship live, biological crop protection – one that didn’t compromise on quality.

Kirk's race against cancer

"Research saves lives," says Kirk, an endurance athlete who credits new targeted therapies and cancer research for allowing him to live an active life despite a lung cancer diagnosis that has a low survival rate.

Engineering a miracle for Maddie

When Maddie was 3 years old, doctors told her mother to consider hospice. Almost 10 years later, she doesn’t dwell on her cancer. These days she dreams about getting her learner’s permit.

Delivering a dream through genetic testing research

For Elizabeth, having a baby was always the next chapter of her life plan. After a year and half of trying to conceive naturally, Elizabeth was told her egg count was lower than average...

Gideon and his family find hope in CAR T cell therapy

When Gideon was just five years old, his health took a turn for the worse. He began experiencing fevers, unexplained swelling in his chest, and sensitivity to the sun...

Removing the word ‘serial’ from crime

In the diverse county of Bensalem Township, Public Safety Director Fred Harran is a man on a mission: to catch offenders before they have a chance to become repeat offenders...

Turning the taps on without fear

Bathing your child. Drinking a glass of water. Even brushing your teeth with tap water is no longer possible for the community of Flint, Michigan. “It can’t be done,” says Michael Harris...

Delivering COVID-19 solutions when the world needed it most

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. So, when scientists, governments and healthcare workers around the world...

Mission in a Minute

Bringing awareness to global observances and recognizing Thermo Fisher's contributions and/or impact.

World Blood Donor Day: June 14

For anyone having surgery or suffering from a serious illness or injury, a blood transfusion can often be a lifesaving procedure, so it’s critical that we have a safe and stable supply of blood.

World Bee Day: May 20

On World Bee Day, let’s celebrate the incredible contributions of bees, as well as our innovative technologies that help ensure an authentic, high-quality food supply and protect those with allergies so we can all bee happy.

Living Donor Day: April 3

Over 45,000 organ transplants were performed in the U.S. in 2023, with about 6,900 coming from living donors. But the need remains great, with more than 100,000 patients currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

World Water Day: March 22

Reusable bottles are no doubt helping to make a difference by cutting down waste. However, when measuring sustainability, it’s important to note what your favorite reusable bottle is made of.

Global Drink Wine Day: February 18

Wine is one of the oldest beverages known to humankind, but with over 10,000 grape varieties, monitoring authenticity, adulteration and fraud pose a serious challenge for the ever-growing wine industry. 

National Organ Donor Day: February 14

National Donor Day is dedicated to donor awareness and education while recognizing those who have given and received the gift of life, are currently waiting and who have passed.

National Cheese Lover's Day: January 20

For many, there is nothing cheddar than indulging in good cheese. But for those with milk allergies, it can trigger an immune system response such as hives, upset stomach, or even anaphylaxis.

World Soil Day: December 5

Every five seconds the equivalent of one soccer field is eroded. Soil filters our water, provides essential nutrients to our forests and crops, and helps regulate the Earth's temperature and important greenhouse gases.

World Diabetes Day: November 14

Our global presence of board-certified endocrinologists is well-versed in understanding and managing the unique challenges of diabetes trials, which can help customers increase their probability of success.

International Coffee Day: October 1

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leader in analytical solutions crucial to producing quality-made coffee, including technologies enabling customers to accurately and efficiently analyze coffee through all stages of production.

World Sepsis Day: September 13

World Sepsis Day is a day for people worldwide to unite against sepsis, a life-threatening condition arising from the body’s response to infection damage to tissues and organs.

International Beer Day: August 4

From hops to final product, breweries use microbiology, chemistry, physics and a lot of attention to detail to make the product safe, look good and taste great.

World Hepatitis Day: July 28

In the fight against Hepatitis B, World Hepatitis Day serves as a global call to action, raising awareness about this silent epidemic and advocating for innovative solutions.

World Oceans Day: June 8

The ocean provides us with many resources and services. However, our use of plastics in everyday items and manufacturing processes can harm our environment and food chain.

World Ovarian Cancer Day: May 8

As our understanding of cancer biology has grown, therapy decisions are now increasingly based on specific genetic alterations present in an individual’s cancer genome.

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Counting on You

For recipients of the lifesaving, life-changing gift of organ donation, “counting” has many meanings. Every day is a chance to cover more miles on a bike, train another athlete or teach another student. These individuals are literally counting the moments and the milestones. At the same time, they are “counting” on the donors, caregivers, nonprofits, industry, healthcare providers and practitioners that make the miracle transplantation possible.


With Counting on You, we aim to amplify these stories and encourage organ donation by demonstrating the impact it can have on a life.


Vadrien: 90 days of service since her kidney transplant

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Ava: 435 families helped since her heart transplant

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Amelia: 5 milestones reached since her heart transplant

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