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July 25, 2012 8:30 am ET
Marc N. Casper - Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Strategy & Finance Committee and Member of Science & Technology Committee
Peter M. Wilver - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Kenneth J. Apicerno - Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer
Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research
Ross Muken - ISI Group Inc., Research Division
Vamil Divan - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division
Daniel Brennan - Morgan Stanley, Research Division
Daniel L. Leonard - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division
Amit Bhalla - Citigroup Inc, Research Division
Jon Davis Wood - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Doug Schenkel - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division
Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Derek De Vries - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division
Daniel Arias - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division
Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Good morning, and thank you for joining us. On the call with me today is Marc Casper, our President and Chief Executive Officer; and Pete Wilver, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Please note this call is being webcast live and will be archived on the Investors section of our website, thermofisher.com, under the heading Webcasts and Presentations until August 24, 2012. A copy of the press release of our 2012 second quarter and future expectations is available on our website under the heading Financial Results.
So before we begin, let me briefly cover Safe Harbor statement. Various remarks that we make about the company's future expectations, plans and prospects constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the Safe Harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.