Thermo Fisher Scientific Continues Support for COVID-19 Testing on HBCU Campuses
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., (NYSE:TMO) the world leader in serving science, today announced continuing support for The Just Project, a national initiative to provide COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staff across more than 60 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) at no cost. A $7.5 million commitment for the 2021-2022 school year will once again provide diagnostic instruments, test kits and related supplies.
"A year after we launched The Just Project, COVID-19 cases are increasing again, and testing is critical to ensuring campus safety," said Fred Lowery, senior vice president and president for customer channels at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Last year HBCUs nationwide administered more than 50,000 tests under the project, and infection rates at participating schools were below 1% with minimal academic disruption. We hope other schools will join the program as we extend it through the 2021-2022 school year."