How can one of the most important forensic investigative procedures be so flawed? Currently, the analysis of sexual assault kits is tedious and requires skilled technicians, yet still fails to recover large amounts of DNA evidence. InnoGenomics plans to change this by giving laboratories a scalable sperm extraction solution to help make the sexual assault…Read more
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Raising capital for a startup is a major undertaking—especially in the highly regulated, capital-intensive field of diagnostics. The challenge is multiplied for startups based far outside of major centers of biomedical innovation. But there’s good news for New Orleans: a mentor with expertise, experience, and an open door can make a huge difference. Dr. Sudhir…Read more
In the case of IEDs, terrorism investigators struggle to obtain a high-quality genetic profile of a suspect. Often only a low-template or degraded DNA sample can be collected. But according to a recent study, the InnoTyper 21 kit empowers forensics labs to bring these criminals to justice. In one of the first studies to focus…Read more
The backlog of rape kits awaiting DNA analysis continues to make headlines. And the stories often focus on the numbers, especially the shockingly large volume of untested kits. But as forensics professionals, we must always stay conscious of the fact that each of those untested samples represents a person—someone who experienced a life-altering trauma. Many…Read more
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