Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

SmallPond, LLC, Collaborates with LabCorp’s Cellmark Forensics to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

August 28, 2012 — Indianapolis, Indiana — SmallPond – a provider of database-matching software – and Cellmark Forensics – LabCorp’s specialty testing laboratory for forensic DNA testing – have collaborated in their efforts to support law enforcement agencies.

Kashmir won’t DNA test mass graves

The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region.

World-class lab for forensics here

SHAH ALAM (Sept 5, 2012): Malaysia will have an independent world-class forensic laboratory, the first of its kind in the region, in five years.
The lab, to be located at Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) Institute of Forensic Science, is in affiliation with the University Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

Crime commission discuss collection of DNA evidence in sexual assaults, cigarette trafficking

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — Today inside the General Assembly, the Virginia State Crime Commission took up several issues, including the collection of forensics in sex crimes and illegal cigarette trafficking.
The commission heard concerns surrounding the collection of DNA evidence in sexual assault cases. Senate Bill 205 was first introduced this year during the General Assembly’s regular session but was unresolved, eventually making its way in front of the crime commission.

An interview with Stevan Jovanovich, CEO, IntegenX

From Biometric Update.com
“IntegenX was founded in 2003 by Jovanovich, along with two of his colleagues, Dr. Dennis Harris and Dr. Richard Mathies with a shared goal to develop efficient approached to sample preparation for life science applications.
Today, IntegenX designs, manufactures and markets automation systems enabling reliable microsample preparation and analysis for the life sciences and is also heavily involved in the research community, including the breakthrough self-contained human identification system, RapidHIT 200.”