Morpho and IntegenX partner to bring rapid DNA to law enforcement and government agencies

April 29, 2014 - 

Morpho and IntegenX have partnered to market IntegenX’s RapidHIT rapid DNA system to law enforcement and government agencies.

“IntegenX is committed to bringing Rapid DNA testing to the forefront of our communities,” Robert Schueren, President and CEO of IntegenX said. “We are excited by the capabilities brought forward through our partnership with Morpho.”

RapidHIT is an automated system that generates DNA profiels from reference samples in approximately 90 minutes. It boasts the flexibility of being able to be used in laboratories, police stations or directly at crime scenese. According to the company, RapidHIT is the first DNA technology to use an FBI-approved chemistry, enabling the upload of DNA profiles to the National DNA Index System.

IntegenX’s RapidHIT 200 made its official U.S. launch in 2012.

“Our customers around the world look to us for the most innovative and efficient criminal investigation solutions,” Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and CEO of Morpho said. “We are proud to collaborate with IntegenX to introduce rapid DNA identification to speed up crime solving in the field.”

Reported previously, in 2012, the University of North Texas was set to conduct Rapid DNA tests on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Rawlson King, the Biometrics Research Group’s lead researcher and a contributoing editor to BiometricUpdate.com writes that rapid DNA is not science fiction, and is quickly becoming a reality with several government agencies looking at the technology today.

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