21 Sep 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Life Technologies has completed its manufacturing facility in Beijing where the most advanced DNA testing solutions will be manufactured and readily available to help forensics labs and law enforcement agencies solve crimes more cost effectively in China.
"China continues to be a key growth market for Life Technologies as we continue to expand our operations and product offerings across the country," said Mr Gregory T Lucier, chairman and CEO, Life Technologies. "According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, biotech is a strategic and emerging industry for China and our investment in this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is another example of our on-going commitment to support our Chinese forensic partners in new and expanded ways."
Life Technologies has been instrumental in supporting efforts in China to create one of the largest DNA database in the world. More than 400 crime labs in the country have implemented database programs with a combined offender sample pool of 15 million. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Public Security, China has secured its place as a world leader in utilizing DNA testing as a primary tool to fight crime.