HAMPTON, N.H., May 7, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fisher
Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH), the world leader in serving science,
celebrates its 100th anniversary this week, and to mark the event, company
chairman and CEO Paul M. Montrone will ring The Closing Bell(TM) of the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday, May 8.
Company founder Chester G. Fisher incorporated his business on May 6, 1902.
Starting with a small warehouse in downtown Pittsburgh, Chester Fisher saw the
need for a company that would supply the scientific tools for Pittsburgh's many
industries, including the burgeoning steel business. Today, Fisher has more than
350,000 customers around the globe including leading multinational
pharmaceutical, biotech and research institutions.
For Fisher Scientific, the centennial celebration is an affirmation of the
company's ability to adapt to the changing needs of its scientific research and
clinical laboratory customers, who dedicate their lives to making discoveries
"Having proudly offered our customers the highest levels of personalized service
for 100 years, Fisher is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead in life
science and healthcare, as well as in new disciplines certain to emerge," said
Montrone. "Progress in scientific research continues to accelerate with growing
emphasis on human genetic research. With ongoing activity in the discovery and
development of new medicines, Fisher is poised to capitalize on important growth
opportunities in the next 100 years."
About Fisher Scientific International Inc.
Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH) is the world leader in serving
science. We enable scientific discovery and clinical-laboratory testing services
by offering more than 600,000 products and services to over 350,000 customers in
approximately 145 countries. As a result of its broad product offering,
electronic-commerce capabilities, and integrated global logistics network,
Fisher serves as a one-stop source of products, services and global solutions
for many of its customers. The company's primary target markets are scientific
research and healthcare. Additional information about Fisher is available on the
company's Web site at www.fisherscientific.com.
SOURCE Fisher Scientific International Inc.
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or Gregory Heinlein, +1-603-929-2384, Gregory.Heinlein@nh.fishersci.com, all
of Fisher Scientific