Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Thermo Fisher Scientific 2015 Third Quarter Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks there will be a question-and-answer session.
I would like to introduce our moderator for the call, Mr. Kenneth Apicerno, Vice President Investor Relations. Mr. Apicerno, you may begin the call.
Good morning and thank you for joining us. On the call with me today is Marc Casper, our President and Chief Executive Officer and Stephen Williamson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Please note that this call is being webcast live and will be archived on the Investors section of our website, thermofisher.com, under the heading Webcasts & Presentations until November 6, 2015. A copy of the press release of our third quarter 2015 earnings and future expectations is available in the Investors section of our website under the heading Financial Results.
So, before we begin, let me briefly cover our Safe Harbor...