MADISON, WI - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that its Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 FT-IR spectrometer received a 2011 Scientists' Choice Award for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2010. The award, voted on by scientists, recognizes the no-compromise, affordable and compact FT-IR spectroscopy capabilities of the rugged instrument.

This year, more than 35,000 members of the Web community were invited to nominate their favorite general lab, separations and spectroscopy products. The most popular nominated products were then voted on by scientists. The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS5 received approximately one quarter of the votes and was selected as winner from among eight final nominations. The award ceremony took place at Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta.