The Life Sciences Solutions division of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has opened new Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Bangalore to showcase its innovative technologies to new and existing customers. Sandeep Prakash, Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore and Tanusree Deb Burma, director of Information Technology –Biotechnology department, government of Karnataka inaugurated the CEC.
This new 1800 sq ft CEC is designed to meet the developing needs, which cover the life sciences spectrum including genomics, proteomics and cell biology. Staffed by over 40 proficient and trained scientists, the CEC aims to showcase and deliver the latest innovative solutions provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific to the life sciences research society of India. More than 24 training programs have been scheduled for the year 2014 at CEC, which will enhance the skills and knowledge of approximately 200 scientists.
After inaugurating the CEC, Devashish Ohri, Managing Director for South Asia, Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher said, “We have been supporting scientists’ needs by bringing key technologies to sustain our focus in India in the areas of food security, fuel and health. The CEC will serve to showcase cohesive solutions for the scientific community.”
Joydeep Goswami, Asia Pacific and Japan President Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher said, “We look forward to the opportunities that the CEC will provide to work more closely with our customers in India. The CEC will enable us to provide hands on experience and training in our latest technologies to scientists in India and partner with them as they develop new customized solutions to India’s pressing needs in the areas of healthcare, food security and safety.”
Amit Chopra, Vice President /General Manager, Thermo Fisher India, said, “The primary objective of this one of its kind facility is to create awareness about the most recent technologies and to reinforce our allegiance to the scientific community. We look forward to serve and to collaborate with our customers to democratize and advance biotechnology in this country to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. ”
Genomics plays an increasingly important role in driving discoveries in the life sciences. For example, in medicine and healthcare, genomics provides an advantage in the development of research into the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases including tuberculosis and more serious diseases such as cancer. In the fields of agriculture and the environment, genomics supports advancements in crop development and the search for alternative energy sources improving the availability of nutritious food and access to sustainable energy.