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Thermo Fisher Scientific UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Case Study

Case Study: Small Business Pharmaceuticals Company (Evolution 201/220)


This case study of a small business pharmaceuticals company is based on an August 2017 survey of Thermo Fisher Scientific UV-Vis Spectrophotometer customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our Evolution 201 UV-Vis (Insight Software) has the resolution and spectral capabilities we require, it is easy to use (and therefore easy to train new analysts to use), the software has the 21 CFR Part 11 functionality we need being regulated by the FDA.”

“We are a contract testing laboratory, so there is no such thing as a routine day here. The analysts select their day’s samples and work pretty much independently. If they run into problems with a sample or test they come to me for problem-solving and troubleshooting assistance. I spend a large part of my time preparing quotes for USP-NF testing and method development projects.”

“We use our [Evolution 201/220] UV-Vis for everything from simple single point colorimetric limit tests to calibration-curve based colorimetric assays to molar absorptivity measurements for customer’s internal reference standards.”

“We don’t do any routine QA/QC testing, although we act as an outside QC lab for our customers and our workload is dependent on their needs. Our UV-Vis allows us to offer them very high data quality and integrity and rapid turnaround times.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Thermo Scientific Evolution 201/220 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer:

  • Most important Thermo Scientific UV-Vis spectrophotometer features for their organization:
    • Accurate, reproducible measurements
    • Affordable price
    • Applications & data processing
    • Ease of use
    • Robust, reliable design
    • Trustworthiness
  • Realized the following benefits when they started using their Thermo Scientific UV-Vis spectrophotometer:
    • Faster results
    • More accurate results
    • A more easily achieved regulatory compliance
    • Improved instrument reliability (uptime)
    • Improved efficiency of workflow
    • An increase in the speed of training new users

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Thermo Scientific UV-Vis Spectrophotometer that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Thermo Scientific Evolution™ 201/220 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Thermo Scientific UV-Vis Spectrophotometer:

  • Finds that Thermo Scientific Evolution 201/220 UV-Vis spectrophotometer improved their productivity by 30-40%.
  • Took 9-12 months to recover their investment in the Thermo Scientific U-Vis spectrophotometer.

About This Data

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