Rapid DNA Human Identification
The RapidHIT 200 System is a self-contained human identification system for Rapid DNA — the process of producing standardized DNA profiles from mouth swabs and other human samples in less than 90 minutes.
Intended for use by non-scientific personnel in police custody suites and scientific support units, the RapidHIT 200 System will allow law enforcement to quickly and definitively identify suspects while they are still in custody. Rapid DNA technology will change everything about how DNA is used, from local policing, to border control, to global security.
Before Rapid DNA with the RapidHIT 200 System, generating a human DNA profile took 8 steps, with 8 or more machines in a specialized process that took 10 hours lab time, with a turnaround time of typically 30 days or more. Now, with minimal training, and the ability to set up the bench-top machine virtually anywhere, DNA profiles can be generated in 90 minutes with the touch of a button. RapidHIT Rapid DNA technology has the potential to help create safer communities through its many applications from policing to homeland security and defense.
The RapidHIT is the first fully automated sample-to-answer system for STR-based human identification. Testing done by IntegenX as well as three outside organizations has found 100% concordance with “regular” DNA analysis. The RapidHIT 200 System uses the Promega Powerplex 16HS kit for CODIS STR analysis in the United States, and the Promega ESI kit for compatibility with the common European STR analysis format. Output from the system is compatible with national human identification databases.
New advances make DNA even more powerful as a crime-fighting tool “Rapid DNA technology, combined with arrestee DNA collection, can put more bad guys in jail—and clear innocent suspects – faster.” From the January/February 2013 edition of Evidence Technology Magazine.
Intelligence-Led Policing Using DNA Published in the May/June 2012 edition of the FBINAA’sAssociate magazine, this article quickly outlines the similarities and differences between Rapid DNA vs. television forensic laboratory drama, and explains how and why the Palm Bay Police Department has taken part in preparing this exciting new, and real, technology for widespread use by law enforcement.
Time is of the Essence In this Police Product Insight (www.policeproductinsight.com) article, author Gary Mason writes, “DNA testing is on the verge of a breakthrough that has the potential to provide investigators with results in just a few hours, rather than weeks.”
Adding DNA to the Investigative Toolbox In this Sheriff Magazine article, author Frederick Harran, Director of Public Safety for the Bensalem Township Police, describes how the Bensalem police department has used Rapid DNA technology to increase clearance rates for both Part I and Part II crimes in spite of budget cuts and reduced manpower.
Rapid DNA — The Evolution of Forensic DNA Analysis Rapid DNA is now a reality. Find out what you need to know from Dr. Joseph A. DiZinno, Senior Director of Federal Programs for IntegenX, and Dennis Harris, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for IntegenX.
Rapid DNA — Deployment Concepts for Government and Law Enforcement Learn how Rapid DNA can be deployed effectively in your organization. With former US Assistant District Attorney for the District of Columbia Chris Asplen and former Executive Assistant Director for the FBI Science and Technology Branch Louis Grever.
Rapid DNA — Off-Budget Funding Resources for Law Enforcement Frederick H. Bealefeld III, former Commission of the Baltimore Police Department, and Sarah Whelan, Senior Grant Writer for Police Grants Help, discuss successful strategies for obtaining additional funding for effective law enforcement programs such as Rapid DNA.
The Case for Rapid DNA “The latest breakthrough in DNA forensics, Rapid DNA analysis, is expected to be a game-changing technology in crime fighting. The acceptance and use of DNA in forensics has been increasing in recent years, and studies of real-world examples indicate that it is a powerful and cost-effective weapon in the law enforcement arsenal. Rapid DNA promises to revolutionize the use of DNA by making it a routine identification and investigational tool.”
Rapid DNA in Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security Portable and precision fast. Automated Rapid DNA testing is now a reality, with the new RapidHIT identification system from IntegenX.
RapidHIT Rapid DNA in Forensic Labs Advancing forensic DNA analysis, together. The RapidHIT Rapid DNA system uses existing processes and chemistry, is automated and easy-to-use, and delivers results in 90 minutes.
Rapid DNA at Urban Shield 2012 For 48 hours non-stop, the RapidHIT supported Urban Shield attack and rescue teams. The unit produced a steady flow of DNA Hits, assisting the teams in completing their missions.
RapidHIT IACP 2012 Conference Highlight Reel The International Association of Chiefs of Police held their 119th Annual Conference September 29 – October 3, 2012, in San Diego, California, and the RapidHIT System from IntegenX was there, introducing US Law Enforcement to the power and accessibility of Rapid DNA.
Press Conference of Official Launch of RapidHIT 200 System to U.S. Law Enforcement October 1, 2012 press conference of the official launch of the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 System to U.S. Law Enforcement at the 2012 Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in San Diego, California.
Detective Glenn Vandegrift Describes Bensalem Township Forensic DNA Program at IACP 2012 Detective Glenn Vandegrift of the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, describes the Department’s innovative and highly successful use of DNA in the investigation of property crimes.
Network News Coverage of the RapidHIT System for Rapid DNA at IACP 2012 in San Diego At the 2012 Annual Conference of The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in San Diego, CA, television reporter Joe Little from San Diego’s abc 10News network highlights the RapidHIT System with interviews of IntegenX CEO Stevan Jovanovich PhD and Salt River Pima Police Department Police Chief Karl Auerbach.
Rapid DNA with the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 Leaders in law enforcement discussing the impact of Rapid DNA in crime fighting.
Get Ready for Rapid DNA Prepared for presentation at the 2012 California Association of Criminalists meeting and viewed with interest by attendees from California’s crime labs and law enforcement agencies, and the cast and technical crew of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series.
RapidHIT Product Information
Two-Page Flyer Find out more about the increasing value of Rapid DNA and the features and capabilities of the RapidHIT 200 System from IntegenX.
Frequently Asked Questions View the RapidHIT System FAQ page.