ThermoFisher Scientific



Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. With the semiconductor sequencing technology from Ion Torrent we allow for fast and inexpensive sequencing of genomics and transcriptomics material from any type of organism. The Market Development group is responsible for identifying new applications, empowering users and working with consortia.



Alain RICO

alain rico


  • 1992-1995 Université Aix-Marseille, Applied and industrial microbiology, Engineer

  • 1990-1992 Université de Bourgogne, IUT Applied Biology, Biological and food industries

Professional experience

  • Since 2014:
    Global market development manager, ThermoFisher Scientific

  • 2013-2014:
    Program Manager, Clinical Research Applications, Life Technologies

  • 2012-2013:
    Science program manager, Life Technologies

Research Interests-Specialties

NGS re-sequencing panels, NIPT, PGT, genetic analysis, application development, project management, team management



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eulogoThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement n° 641984

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