Thermo Fisher Scientific and Novus Biologicals Sign Technology Agreement

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, and Novus Biologicals, LLC announced today the signing of a non-exclusive agreement giving Novus global rights to use Thermo Scientific DyLight® Fluorescent Dyes in combination with Novus’ extensive line of antibodies. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Novus conjugates DyLight Dyes to its range of affinity-purified antibodies to meet a variety of needs for sensitive fluorescent detection. The performance of Novus’ antibodies, combined with the brightness of DyLight Dyes, provides the life science research market a means for achieving brilliant, multicolor analysis in fluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, flow cytometry and related fluorescent applications.

DyLight Fluorescent Dyes offer a superior choice over other commercially available fluorescent dyes. They are water-soluble and provide high-fluorescence intensity in many applications, while maintaining excellent photostability across a broad range of pH values. DyLight Dyes are available over a wide range of spectra and match the output wavelengths of common fluorescence instrumentation.

Dr. Mark Parker, Senior Scientist and Head of Product Development for Novus Biologicals, says “The brightness and photostability provided by the DyLight line offer significant advantages to researchers performing immunofluorescent assays when compared to other commercially available dyes. We are excited to be able to provide our most popular antibodies directly conjugated to such high quality dyes thanks to our collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific.”

“By partnering with companies like Novus, we further our goal to equip researchers with ever better tools, such as the DyLight Series of Fluorescent Dyes, that increase their efficiency and advance their discoveries,” says Douglas Hamilton, Ph.D., Director of Marketing for Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein Research Products.


About Novus Biologicals, LLC

Novus Biologicals is a privately held, Colorado-based antibody and proteomics company. Novus provides the research community with over 100,000 antibodies, proteins, peptides, RNAi, and additional support products. Novus' mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by developing and marketing unique products on the forefront of science. Novus was organized to provide the biological research community with a mechanism for commercializing unique biological materials. Through direct collaboration with researchers at leading universities Novus successfully fulfills their mission. Novus continually focuses on monitoring scientific trends and supply materials to serve these trends. By making these products widely available to institutional and commercial researchers, Novus plays an important role in furthering biological research. Novus is a top tier proteomics company because of their high quality products, reliable customer service and technical support, as well as the Novus Guarantee+. Visit to learn more.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. The Thermo Scientific brand represents a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike. Visit

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 06:00