Thermo Fisher Donating $1 Million Worth of DNA Analyzers to Help Reunite Families at Border

By June 25, 2018Shopfloor Main

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Manufacturers know that building a strong country requires standing firm on the side of freedom, liberty, opportunity and compassion. Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) did exactly that, speaking out against a deeply troubling practice until the administration reversed course. The NAM is committed to doing our part to uphold and advance our core American values.

One manufacturer in particular is now stepping up in a unique way to do what it can to help.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a world leader in manufacturing science equipment, announced today that it plans to donate $1 million worth of DNA analysis equipment and help reunite children with their parents at the border:

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced it is offering to donate $1 million worth of rapid DNA analyzers and related technology to support efforts to reunite children and parents recently separated at the U.S.–Mexico border. Thermo Fisher’s breakthrough technology can go from sample to result in 90 minutes, ensuring fast, easy and accurate DNA matching.

Thermo Fisher’s mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, and this is another great example of how we can provide technology to address a societal challenge,” said Marc N. Casper, president and CEO of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We’re proud to offer our rapid DNA testing instruments to help reunite children with their families, here and all over the world.”

Thank you Thermo Fisher Scientific for taking the lead and offering to help on an issue that is critical—both professionally and personally—to manufacturers. The Texas Tribune has compiled, and the Red Cross has endorsed, this list of groups raising money and providing assistance to the various needs related to supporting, defending and reuniting affected families. We encourage you to support any one of these nonprofits as you see fit.

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