January 20, 2010 Nigerian Armed Forces DNA Bank (AFDB) personnel visit US Department of Defense AFDIL and AFRSSIR.

ITSIBIO today announced that 6 Nigerian AFDB personnel visited the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL; www.afip.org/consultation/AFMES/AFDIL/index.html) in Rockville, MD and Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains (AFRSSIR; www.afip.org/consultation/AFMES/AFDIL/AFRSSIR/) in Gaithersburg, MD. The visit is part of the comprehensive forensics DNA banking and analysis training organized by ITSI Biosciences, Johnstown, PA for the Nigerian Armed Forces DNA Bank and Analysis personnel. The visit allowed the AFDB personnel to tour both facilities and observe first-hand how DNA is collected, stored at room-temperature and analyzed by the US military in support of military missions.

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