LORTON, Va., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bode Technology (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today the launch of a new DNA service allowing DNA to be used as an effective crime fighting tool through same-day DNA analysis. Bode's Same-Day DNA Service provides forensic DNA analysis and a court-ready report the same day that the forensic evidence is received at the laboratory. Bode has applied years of experience as the world's leading private DNA laboratory to create significant advancements in efficiency in order to provide high-quality data, expert-written reports and the fastest forensic DNA service available today.
"Bode is providing a faster solution to develop profiles from biological evidence containing DNA for use early in an investigation or as last-minute support to prosecution or defense teams," said Barry Watson, CEO & President of Bode. "For the first time, investigators can learn whether evidence from crime scenes contains valuable DNA information that can be compared to persons of interest within one day. This program can help save an agency countless hours and money by completing investigations quicker and preventing the investigation of unsubstantiated leads. The Same-Day DNA Service also provides an additional capability to prosecutors, district attorneys, and defense teams to apply the power of a DNA test even when court proceedings have already begun."
Due to backlogs at crime laboratories, many law enforcement agencies experience delays in receiving results from DNA analysis. The Same-Day DNA Service can help attorneys facing pending court dates or investigators holding persons of interest accused of violent crimes for 24 to 48 hours when DNA results are needed immediately. Bode Technology is prepared to meet this need, providing its first-in-class services in a fraction of the time.
Mike Cariola, COO of Bode Technology, said, "The Same-Day DNA Service utilizes currently validated procedures that are accepted and defended in court. With it, law enforcement agencies can identify new investigative leads by matching reference samples and unknowns or by searching evidence against a local database. Crime laboratories can also utilize this service to expand capacity during high-profile and rush investigations. Upon completion of the analysis, a full, court-ready report will be delivered to the individual or agency using this service, including prosecutors or defense attorneys. At the end of the day, this service will help solve crimes quicker and aid in a speedy trial."
Bode's Same-Day DNA Service has been validated to meet the FBI's Quality Assurance Standards and follows ISO 17025 accreditation requirements. The official availability of this service is June 18, 2012. For more information, see http://www.bodetech.com/SameDayDNA.
About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
Bode Technology provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, analysis services, and research services to law enforcement, justice system, and other government agencies around the world. Operating one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories, Bode's forensic DNA experts have assisted in identifying criminals in every state in the United States, and played a key role in the exoneration of numerous individuals. Bode provides immigration and paternity testing worldwide. Bode has also been instrumental in the identification of victims of natural disasters, war, crime, and terrorism, including the attack on the World Trade Center.
Bode Technology is one of the three wholly owned subsidiaries of SolutionPoint International, Inc. (www.solutionpoint-intl.com), a leading provider of business intelligence, security, compliance and monitoring, identity assurance, forensics, and situational awareness solutions for the commercial and government sectors on a worldwide basis. Alongside Bode Technology are Guidepost Solutions, global leader in monitoring, compliance, international investigations, and risk management solutions; and NSM Surveillance, designer and manufacturer of sophisticated surveillance systems for law enforcement, the Department of Defense and other government agencies.
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