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Climbing back from sepsis

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. 

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.

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...

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

Mission in a Minute serves to bring awareness to global observances and recognizing Thermo Fisher's contributions and/or impact.

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.

Earth Day: April 22

By incorporating principles of green chemistry and engineering into our designs, we are developing products and instruments that are more energy efficient, responsibly packaged, produce less waste and more.

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.

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