Key Forensic Services purchases rapid DNA system from IntegenX

Key Forensics Services Ltd, the exclusive provider of the RapidHIT DNA system to police and other law enforcement agencies in the UK, announced it is to be the first organization in the world to purchase the new RapidHIT ID from IntegenX. Based on the multi-unit purchase, KFS will be able to offer the second-generation rapid DNA tool and disposable cartridge system to all its customers. KFS will validate and accredit the RapidHIT ID System, enabling the company to offer another

BioBe research finds that individuals can be identified based on their microbiomes

The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) at the University of Oregon has published a new report in the journal PeerJ which finds that each microbiome emited by people contains a unique signature that can be used to identify the person it stemmed from, according to a report by Healthline. The researchers created an experimental chamber at BioBE which featured advanced controls that allowed them to configure the room’s airflow, temperature, and humidity levels. Lined with anti-static plastic sheeting,

MorphoTrak opens technology facility in West Virginia

MorphoTrak announced it has opened its first West Virginia facility in Morgantown. The company plans to establish a Program Management and Engineering office at the new facility, for which it will recruit a team of local, experienced and well-qualified professionals to manage and support high-technology engineering projects. “We see many benefits from establishing our first Morpho facility in Morgantown,” said Steve Vinsik, vice president of MorphoTrak’s criminal justice and public security business unit. “This strategic location reflects our commitment to

BIS Research forecasts global biometrics market to reach $25.31B in 2020

Market analyst group BIS Research has authored a new report entitled “Global Biometric Authentication & Identification Market: Focus On Modality, Motility & Application – Estimation & Forecast, 2015-2020”, which forecasts the global biometric market will grow from $10.08 billion in 2014 to $25.31 billion in 2020. This significant growth in the global biometrics market represents an estimated CAGR of 16.56% from 2015 to 2020. The report states that the majority of the demand is sourced out of APAC and Middle

Techshino making inroads in China’s growing biometrics market

Techshino is a leading Chinese biometric firm, providing multi-modal biometric identification solutions including iris, fingerprint, face, and security token products. Founded in 1997, Techshino focuses on developing proprietary technologies. The Chinese-based firm has three R&D centers in the country and specializes in transforming technological discoveries into products. Techshino considers transformation through research and technology its specialty and core competency. Its technologies and products are trusted by industries that include: financial services, healthcare, transportation, government, public security, and education. The firm

AqTronics Technologies to distribute Next Biometrics’ products in India

Next Biometrics Group ASA announced it has signed an agreement with AqTronics Technologies to distribute its line of biometric identification products in India, one of the largest biometric markets in the world. “We have searched to find the best partner in the vast and fast growing market in India,” said Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of Next Biometrics. “There is great demand for our new fingerprint sensor modules being launched in the past months, and we believe AqTronics is the perfect channel

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PayPal executive discusses future of identification technologies

In a presentation titled “Kill all Passwords”, PayPal’s head of developer evangelism, Jonathan Leblanc, discusses cutting-edge technologies in development to authorize transactions and other sensitive online interactions, according to a blog post by The Wall Street Journal. Leblanc’s presentation, which he is delivering at various tech conferences, argues that identification verification technology has shifted toward “true integration with the human body.” The use of injectable and ingestible devices, such as brain implants and attachable computers, will allow “natural body identification”

Dutch government considering collecting biometrics for ID documents

The Netherlands government may make it mandatory for all citizens to submit their fingerprint data to be stored in a database when applying for a passport, based on a European Court of Justice ruling this week, according to a report by the Netherland Times. Upon discovering that there were no existing rules in place prohibiting the collection and storage of biometric data, the Dutch Council of State called on the EU court to provide legal explanations about the European Union