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Thermo Fisher Scientific signs MoU with National Forensic Sciences University

A centre will open in Gandhinagar, which will provide training, research, and accelerate innovation in the field of DNA forensics

Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed an MoU with the National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU). The collaboration is to establish the NFSU-Thermo Fisher Scientific Centre of Excellence for DNA forensics. The centre will be at NFSU’s premises in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The state-of-the-art facility will focus on conducting research, method/workflow development and provide scientific demonstrations and training in the field of DNA forensics.

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“At Thermo Fisher, we deliver some of the most comprehensive validated products, expertise and application support to the forensic science community. Through the centre, we aim to facilitate training and ensure access to industry-leading solutions that provide highly accurate results while fulfilling the demand for forensic experts in the country and around the world. Our partnership with NFSU reinstates our commitment to fulfilling our mission which is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer”, said Amit Chopra, MD, India and South Asia, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Technology innovation, automation, databases, and good laboratory practices are essential to the pursuit of justice. The objective of Thermo Fisher’s collaboration with NFSU is to bring together leading minds and instrumentation, supporting the development of workflows and integrated solutions designed to increase efficiencies, and bring awareness regarding the advancements in DNA forensics.

“The Centre of Excellence is uniquely placed to help forensic scientists, partners and law enforcement bodies to collaborate and develop workflows that will help push the use of cutting-edge technology in the field of DNA forensics. The collaboration will take us a step closer to making the world a safer place to live,” said Peter Waterman, Global Commercial Leader, Human Identification Business, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

“We welcome the establishment of this advanced and first of its kind CoE in the country. The centre will significantly improve access to integrated, high-quality human identification solutions and positively impact the capacity-building of a forensic scientist and students in the country. We look forward to a highly impactful collaboration with Thermo Fisher in India,” said Dr JM Vyas, Vice-Chancellor, NFSU.

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