July 16, 2012 -
IntegenX Inc., developer of the rapid human DNA identification technology system known as RapidHIT, recently opened a new office in Washington, D.C. Dr. Joseph A. DiZinno, the firm’s new Senior Director of Federal Programs, will manage the new office.
The opening of D.C. office will provide “a strategic base of operations to engage with the many U.S. government agencies and organizations based in the region,” said Stevan Jovanovich, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of IntegenX.
Putting DiZinno at the helm of its D.C. office is a strategic move designed to cater to government clients. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the government, having spent 22 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He ended his government career as Director of the FBI’s crime laboratory.
He also served as former Vice Chairman of the Council of Federal Forensic Laboratory Directors, Chairman of the mtDNA group of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science.
“Much of my work with the FBI focused on the development and application of new forensic techniques that expanded the capabilities of law enforcement to identify criminals and clear the innocent,” said Dr. DiZinno. “The RapidHIT system is a truly game-changing technology that is poised to become the new de facto standard in DNA-based forensics. It’s an exciting time to join IntegenX and establish the company’s presence in the nation’s capital.”
As BiometricUpdate.com previously reported, the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 can produce DNA results at a crime scene, in less than 90 minutes. It is a self-contained human identification system.
Will IntegenX’s new presence in D.C. enhance its government sales prospects?