Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world leader in serving science, has signed an agreement with Caracas-based Controval C.A. to operate an authorised sales centre for Thermo Scientific informatics solutions in Venezuela and the Caribbean, including gas chromatography systems and spectroscopy software.

Under the terms of the partnership, Controval will provide professional sales services to local customers in a number of industries which Thermo Fisher has long served, including Venezuelan state-owned petroleum and gas company PDVSA Oil and Gas and PDVSA Refinery.

Controval will be promoting the complete range of Thermo Scientific informatics solutions including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Chromatography Data Systems (CDS), spectroscopy software and spectral libraries.

Oliver Faidi Cortés, director of Latin America and Caribbean sales for informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, explained, “This new partnership underscores our commitment to our customers based in Latin America and the Caribbean. Controval serves the Venezuelan market providing them with integral solutions in instrumentation and industrial automation. The company holds a deep knowledge of the requirements of the industry with regards to new technology. This pedigree makes Controval an ideal partner capable of extending our presence to this vital region.”

Thermo Scientific informatics solutions have been deployed throughout the life and laboratory sciences industry of the Latin American and Caribbean region for more than 20 years, offering a comprehensive range of informatics software and providing customer solutions designed to improve operational efficiencies and reduce risk. The business operates offices in Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and has an extended network of authorized partners in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Colombia.