IntegegenX (www.integenx.com), a specialist for Rapid DNA human identification, markets the RapidHIT EXT cartridge for extracted and quantified samples, which provides a Rapid DNA workflow with unprecedented speed and ease of use, for analyzing evidence samples in the forensics lab.
By utilizing purified DNA that has been extracted and quantified with standard lab protocols, the EXT cartridge is ideal for processing crime stain cases with a rapid turnaround time. The new EXT cartridge has the ability to generate DNA profiles from samples containing as little as 50 picograms of DNA, making it one of the most sensitive forensic DNA systems available.
The RapidHIT ID System, when used with the new EXT cartridge, is the first Rapid DNA technology that can upload evidence samples to national DNA databases, such as the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
The RapidHIT system uses leading industry-standard chemistries and software. The fully automated design also incorporates numerous efficiencies that make DNA profile generation seamless and hands free.
The RapidHIT ID System’s pivotal Development Validation study was recently published in the prestigious Forensic Science International: Genetics http://www.fsigenetics.com/article/S1872-4973(17)30005-4/pdf.