Launch of DNAScan Technology in Ghana by ITSI-Biosciences

By Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana

The Office of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Ghana cordially invites you to cover the launch of ITSI-Biosciences rapid DNA equipment in Ghana.


Special Guests: U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ghana Minister of Health Alex Segbefia

Dr. Richard Somiari, President, ITSI-Biosciences

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 6 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

Location: Kempinski Hotel

Target: Reporters focused on matters of science, health, crime and other topics affected by DNA analysis, as well as those interested in the U.S.-Ghana bilateral trade relationship


Prior to the installation of ITSI's DNAScan at Green Medical Centre in Accra, DNA tests had to be sent abroad for analysis. With this equipment, DNA tests for paternity, crime investigations, identification of remains and other issues can now be completed domestically in less than 90 minutes. This launch represents a new partnership between ITSI-Biosciences and Skones Security Ltd and is a direct result of the September 2015 U.S. trade mission to Ghana.