Sigma-Aldrich New Mobile Device Website Puts Scientific Information at the Fingertips of the Research Community

Jan 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from Sigma-Aldrich

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today the launch of its new mobile device website, designed specifically for access by smart phones and other mobile devices. The site (http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/mobile) brings Sigma-Aldrich's rich scientific content directly to the growing researcher community that prefers to communicate using mobile platforms. The site, optimized for iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Blackberry®, can be accessed by all mobile devices.

"The mobile device website is a dynamic tool designed to facilitate scientific collaboration, information sharing and networking within the research community," said Karen Miller, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development. "As innovation in web-access for scientific products, services and technologies continues to trend upward, our platforms must support the market with convenient, quick access through this medium, which is second nature to many of our customers. The launch of the mobile device website demonstrates Sigma-Aldrich's commitment to providing researchers the information they need to enable discovery."

Previously, the Company launched the 'What's Your Favorite Gene?' application on the Facebook® Platform to unite scientists around research areas of interest and to enable information sharing and networking.

The mobile device website enables visitors to access complete product properties and descriptions for more than 130,000 products, as well as approximately 90,000 technical documents and 200,000 chemical structures and images. In addition, scientists can access Certificates of Analysis, Specification Sheets and other details to ensure quality and safety.  Price and availability information for all of the Company's products is also included on the mobile device website, with a convenient e-mail option for collaboration and ordering through the desktop site.

To access the new Sigma-Aldrich mobile device website, visit http://sigma-aldrich.com/mobile.

The foregoing release contains forward-looking statements that can be identified by terminology such as "optimized," "designed to," "convenient, quick access," "continue to trend upward" or similar expressions, or by express or implied discussions regarding Sigma-Aldrich's mobile device website, or regarding potential future revenues from information derived therefrom. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect the current views of management regarding future events, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. There can be no guarantee that information derived from the mobile device website will continue to meet the demands of the marketplace. Nor can there be any guarantee that accessibility to the mobile device website will achieve any particular levels of revenue in the future. In particular, management's expectations regarding these web tools could be affected by, among other things, unexpected regulatory actions or delays or government regulation generally; the Company's ability to obtain or maintain patent or other proprietary intellectual property protection; competition in general; government, industry and general public pricing pressures; the impact that the foregoing factors could have on the values attributed to the Company's assets and liabilities as recorded in its consolidated balance sheet, and other risks and factors referred to in Sigma-Aldrich's current Form 10-K on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Sigma-Aldrich is providing the information in this press release as of this date and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 38 countries and has 7,800 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning website at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.

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