Daily Archives: October 9, 2012

SmallPond™ Undergoing Validation by Strand Analytical Laboratories

October 9, 2012 — Indianapolis, Indiana — SmallPond, LLC, has announced that Strand Analytical Laboratories, a division of Strand Diagnostics, LLC, is validating the use of the SmallPond™ DNA Profile Matching System for use in both single-source database searching and forensic casework contamination detection applications.

Fiscal Year 2012 Awards

In fiscal year 2012, NIJ made 363 awards for a total of approximately $168 million dollars. Awards were made in response to:
•34 competitive solicitations.
•One formula award program (DNA Backlog Reduction Program).
•One solicitation producing both formula and competitive awards (Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program).

Factory fire: Govt told to speed up victims’ identification

The Sindh High Court has told the Sindh government to speed up the DNA matching process to identify the remaining victims of the country’s worst industrial disaster

National Database Helps Nab Armed Robbery Suspect

Deputies say a national DNA database helped them solve the robbery of a restaurant that happened last year.

Toothbrush DNA Brings Hotel Room Bill-Dodger to Justice


When a sly hotel guest used a fake name and managed to slip out of his room without paying, he probably thought he had gotten away with a classic sleep-and-dash.

Blood sample to be required upon arrest in SC

A revised law in South Carolina will unleash the power of DNA and potentially close unsolved crimes, including sexual assaults

Jessica Ridgeway: Missing Colorado Girl’s Backpack Checked for DNA

The Colorado Crime Lab is processing the backpack of missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway for possible DNA evidence.