May 13, 2014 - Pleasanton, CA
Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZ-DPS) Crime Lab Superintendent Vince Figarelli Presents First State-Wide Deployment of the RapidHIT System for Real-Time Matching Using a SmallPond Database of DNA Profiles
IntegenX Inc., the market leader in Rapid Human DNA identification technology, today announced the first state-wide deployment of the RapidHIT System for real-time matching of DNA profiles. At the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Symposium in Scottsdale, AZ, Vince Figarelli, Crime Lab Superintendent at AZ-DPS, presented an overview of the Department's state-wide deployment of the RapidHIT system.
Like many state crime laboratories across the country, AZ-DPS faces tight resource and budget constraints that limit the number of DNA samples that they can collect and process in a reasonable period of time. Their solution is to use the RapidHIT System in conjunction with the SmallPond database software to store and search over 350,000 DNA profiles. The simplicity of the system and the database interface has enabled state officials to train law enforcement officers to bring DNA samples to the instrument for processing and generate search results in hours rather than months. This puts law enforcement agencies squarely in control of which DNA cases need to be fast-tracked without impacting the important work being performed by laboratory personnel.
"The Arizona rapid DNA system can provide officers with investigative leads faster than ever before. In cases with appropriate samples, officers can perform the rapid DNA analysis and search the database in hopes of obtaining a preliminary identification of a suspect, rather than waiting weeks or months for laboratory results," said Figarelli.
"The Arizona DPS deployment is a significant step for US Law Enforcement in preventing crimes with DNA," commented Robert Schueren, President and Chief Executive Officer of IntegenX. "Generating real-time search results will provide tremendous safety benefits to the residents of Arizona."
"SmallPond is committed to providing DNA databasing tools that enable law enforcement to maximize the potential of using DNA-based technologies to solve and prevent crimes in their communities," commented Scott Rulong, President SmallPond, LLC.
The IntegenX RapidHIT System fully automates and integrates all steps necessary to generate a DNA profile in less than two hours. With less than five minutes of hands-on time, an operator can generate up to seven complete DNA profiles. RapidHIT System DNA profiles are completely compatible with standard databases that contain previously generated profiles from reference and crime scene sources. Combining ease of use and rapid turnaround time for DNA human identification will have a high impact toward ensuring the safety of our communities.
About IntegenX Inc.
IntegenX, headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is the market leader of Rapid human DNA identification technology. IntegenX technology platforms integrate advanced fluidics, optics, and biochemistry capabilities to produce sample-to-answer products for DNA-based human identity testing for forensics and law enforcement applications. For more information, please visit www.integenx.com. IntegenX, the IntegenX logo, and RapidHIT are trademarks of IntegenX Inc. All other names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SmallPond, LLC, headquartered in Fishers, Indiana, is a leading developer of DNA-Profile matching technology that enables users (e.g., law enforcement or government agencies) to maintain their own private database of STR DNA-Profile information and provides for real-time matching of DNA Profiles. This product performs very much like the national CODIS database and can be used as a resource to various agencies by enabling matching on DNA-Profiles that may not be eligible for promotion to CODIS. To learn more about SmallPond, please go to www.smallpondllc.com or contact Eric White, Global Sales Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-570-4900.