The Defense Department said on Aug. 14 that it awarded a $9.1 million contract modification to Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire reagents and consumables for its DNA Identification Laboratory at the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

The deal is good for one year. According to the defense department some of the work will be done in San Diego. Thermo Fisher announced the completion of its $13.6 billion purchase of San Diego-based Life Technologies in February.

The Army Medical Research Acquisition Facility in Frederick, Md., awarded the deal.