Life Technologies Opens State-of-the-Art DNA Forensics Laboratory in India
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Life Technologies Corporation
(NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced the launch of its first state-of-the-art
forensics laboratory. Located in Gurgaon, India, the new Life Forensics
Laboratory will provide much needed high-throughput DNA profiling services in
India to help accelerate the sampling process, while saving time and money.
The Life Forensics Laboratory located in Gurgaon is equipped with the most
advanced DNA testing systems and qualified experienced staff to facilitate a
broad range of DNA testing including paternity testing, kinship testing, DNA
profiling for database generation, and forensic DNA analysis.
"Life Technologies DNA Forensics Laboratory will reduce the burden on existing
Forensic System and address the requirements of DNA database generation for
un-identified dead bodies or other crime investigations," said Devashish Ohri,
Managing Director of Life Technologies South Asia. "We are looking forward to
partnering with the State and Central Government laboratories to assist in the
establishment of a DNA database project."
Last year, conviction rates for violent crimes in India increased overall by
25 percent, with 21.3 percent of those crimes being committed against women.
The country has 28 laboratories dedicated to forensic DNA investigation,
however, many of them have sample backlogs; including the State of Delhi
Forensic Science Laboratory, which in January of this year reported a backlog
of 862 criminal cases.
"DNA technology has widely been accepted as the most effective crime fighting
tool among law enforcement agencies for a variety of applications, including
sexual assault, missing persons and disaster victim identification," said
Nadia Altomare, Vice President and General Manager for Life Technologies Human
Identification Business. "It's also the primary technology used for performing
paternity and kinship testing."
The Life Forensics Laboratory will be meeting international standards for DNA
testing. It is equipped with state of the art world DNA testing instruments
that have the ability to process thousands of samples quickly and meeting the
significant needs in this area.
"The Forensic laboratories in India have been using Life Technologies reagents
and instruments for more than 15 years. Opening up of a laboratory shows
strong commitment by Life Technologies to partner with Government agencies in
this vital area. I am sure this lab would bring more efficiency and improve
the available forensic capabilities," said Dr. J. R. Gaur, Principal
Scientific Officer (Life Science) Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and
Former Director of State Forensic Science Laboratory.
Life Technologies operates as Invitrogen Bioservices India Pvt. Ltd. in India
and commenced operations in the year 2005 with its head office in Bangalore.
About Life Technologies:
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company
that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to
leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and
applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company's
portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions is secured by more than 5,000 patents
and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum – scientific
exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative
medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000
employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012.To know more about the company
please visit us at our website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com
Life Technologies' Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements about our anticipated
results that involve risks and uncertainties. Some of the information
contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements as
to industry trends and Life Technologies' plans, objectives, expectations and
strategy for its business, contains forward-looking statements that are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events
to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact are
forward-looking statements. When used, the words "believe," "plan," "intend,"
"anticipate," "target," "estimate," "expect" and the like, and/or future tense
or conditional constructions ("will," "may," "could," "should," etc.), or
similar expressions, identify certain of these forward-looking statements.
Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those in the forward-looking statements are detailed in filings made byLife
Technologies with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Life Technologies
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Life Technologies Corporation
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.