A breakthrough in the field of forensics, STRmix™ can analyze previously unresolvable mixed DNA profiles and provide conclusive results.
Deerfield Beach, FL (Ammoland.com) – DNA Labs International, a specialist in forensic casework for law enforcement agencies, attorneys and government forensic labs, is pleased to add STRmix™, a highly advanced forensic software, to its product offerings. They are the first private forensic lab and the fifth lab in the country to validate STRmix. Developed by world leaders in the forensic field, STRmix uses a fully continuous approach to DNA profile interpretation, resolving complex DNA mixtures with no restriction on the number of contributors (works best with mixtures of five people or less). This is a major advancement for cases where there are no suspects and there is DNA from multiple contributors in one sample.
“We are excited to offer STRmix to law enforcement and others whose DNA evidence was previously considered inconclusive as the DNA mixture was too complex to interpret. This breakthrough in forensics technology will give our clients the accurate and reliable results they need and will shine a light in the dark corners, reveal the truth and allow justice to be served and peace of mind to be achieved,” commented Allison Nunes, Chief Operating Officer of DNA Labs International.
With STRmix, DNA Labs International can now use more of the information within a DNA profile to get better, faster results. Profiles can be compared against a person of interest and calculate a likelihood ratio and complex, mixed DNA profiles can be searched against a database. It is especially useful for gun possession and sexual assault casework. STRmix results are also far superior to Y-STR results.
STRmix is already being used in court hearings, such as the People v. Wakefield, where a lost shoe led to a landmark DNA ruling. This was the nation’s first guilty verdict after an admissibility hearing using the STRmix technology. DNA Labs International has already processed STRmix cases across 12 different jurisdictions and three internationally.
STRmix was developed by the New Zealand Crown research institute ESR, with Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA) and has been in use since 2012.
For more information on STRmix, visit DNA Labs International. To inquire about using STRmix to analyze a DNA sample, contact Allison Nunes at [email protected]. Stay up-to-date on the latest in forensics by following DNA Labs International on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About DNA Labs International:
Since 2004, DNA Labs International has been providing clients with exceptional quality service based on open communications, equal attention to the importance of every case and accurate and reliable results every time. DNA Labs International is proudly built on 30 years of experience in forensic serology and DNA analysis – from identification of biological fluids to DNA analysis. They provide the latest technology available to solve your case; such as the M-VAC®, a wet vacuum DNA collection tool and STRmix™, a software program that can solve previously inconclusive DNA results. DNA Labs International is accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the country’s longest established provider of ISO 17025 accreditation to Forensic Sciences testing laboratories in the U.S. www.dnalabsinternational.com