Daily Archives: October 14, 2015

Silicon Biosystems, Syracuse University Form Forensic Tech Alliance

DNA and artSAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Biosystems, Inc. today announced an alliance with Syracuse University’s Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI), one of the nation’s leading training and research schools that teach professionals how to use specialized instruments and lab tests to analyze evidence from criminal investigations. Under the agree­ment, the company will provide FNSSI with a DEPArray™ cell identification and isolation system to process complex biological samples for subsequent human DNA analysis.

Bill would expand law for DNA testing for voyeurism, public indecency

Forensic Scientist2OHIO-A new bill that would require DNA testing for misdemeanor convictions of voyeurism, public indecency, procuring, soliciting, loitering to engage in soliciting and prostitution has been referred to a committee.
House Bill 283, sponsored by Rep. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, would expand state law that currently requires an individual who commits a felony violation of voyeurism, public indecency, procuring or soliciting to provide a DNA specimen.

Columbus Police Opens State-Of-The-Art DNA Lab

Helix6COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of the most powerful tools ever developed in modern criminal investigation is DNA testing.
It’s helped identify suspects in everything from freshly-committed crimes to long-ago cold cases.
The Columbus Police Department recently opened a new state-of-the-art DNA lab.

MTS Health Investors Sells DNA Diagnostics Center for $110 Million

old DNAEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MTS Health Investors, LLC (“MTS”), the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, announced today that it has successfully completed the sale of its portfolio company, DNA Diagnostics Center (“DDC” or the “Company”), to GHO Capital for $110 million.

DDC is a market leading diagnostics business and is one of the world’s largest providers of private DNA testing services. The Company’s platform technology offers a wide range of products in the fields of biological family relationship testing, veterinary services, forensic services and medical applications for the pharmaceutical industry including cell-line authentication. DDC currently processes over 750,000 tests per annum in its state-of-the-art facility and is consistently recognised as the laboratory of choice for high quality results and excellence in customer service.

Murder suspect challenging DNA software used to incriminate him by seeking source code

forensic-dna-analysisThe defense lawyers for a man charged with two counts of homicide in the US are trying to gain access to the source code of the DNA software program that incriminated him.