On Friday 22nd of November, 2019, the Provost Professor F.E.A. Lesi received representatives from PerkinElmer who came to establish a partnership with the institution on screening of newborns through its array of technological products. PerkinElmer is a global scientific leader that provides an extensive range of technology solutions and services to address the most critical issues facing humanity. The Provost, Professor F.E.A. Lesi, welcomed Dr. Sukhrinder Nicklen (U.S.A) and Dr. Fred Meindl Perkin (U.K) into the College. He informed them of the challenges of newborn screening in Nigeria and that their product is coming at an auspicious time for healthcare professionals. He spoke extensively about the importance of newborn screening and that the College through the Medilag Consult is willing to partner with PerkinElmer. He, therefore, urged them to make the partnership add value to the training of professionals in the institution.
In attendance are, Professor G.O. Ajayi, Coordinator of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Center CMUL, Professor, A.A. Oremosu, Director of Medical Consult and Dr. Okosun Raymond of First Foundation.