RapidHIT™ 200 Human DNA Identification System helps law enforcement and security agencies generate DNA profiles on location in 90 minutes.
Pleasanton, CA USA and Dubai, UAE – February 19, 2013 – IntegenX Inc., creator and developer of the first commercially available system for rapid DNA identification — the RapidHIT™ 200 — announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Scientific Analytical Tools Trading, LLC (SAT), the leading provider of forensic equipment and laboratory design services to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in the Middle East. Under the terms of the agreement, SAT will lead all sales, marketing and service functions for the RapidHIT 200 Human Identification System in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Rapid DNA is a transformative technology that promises to fundamentally change the way DNA-based human identification is used by law enforcement and government security agencies. The RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System reduces the time required for human identification by DNA analysis from days or weeks to just 90 minutes, and has already been deployed in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
“The RapidHIT System is clearly revolutionizing the ability to rapidly and reliably generate human DNA profiles to help make our communities safer, and we are pleased to have been selected as the exclusive distributor of this ground-breaking technology in the GCC,” said Mr. Ehsan Ravari, of SAT. “We look forward to leveraging our deep understanding of this market, our technical capabilities and our strong presence across the region to accelerate the adoption of rapid DNA usage.”
“The RapidHIT System allows, for the first time, DNA analysis at the point of collection, setting a new standard in the usage of DNA profiles as an actionable biometric similar to fingerprints,” said Stevan Jovanovich, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of IntegenX. “We have had tremendous interest from the international community, are actively working with local agencies to further expand the use of Rapid DNA and are pleased that SAT will be representing us in the GCC countries.”
About Scientific Analytical Tools (SAT)
SAT, based in U.A.E., since 2004 supplies, installs and services analytical laboratory Instrumentation. The company also designs and plans laboratory facilities for healthcare, educational, industrial and material sciences customers. SAT has focused on forensic laboratories becoming the primary supplier of forensic products for chemistry, toxicology, fingerprinting, photography, firearms analysis, immigration control, special task force outfitting and coast guard support to law enforcement in the GCC. For more information, please visit www.sat.ae.
About IntegenX Inc.
IntegenX, headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is a leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology, next-generation sequencing library preparation, and DNA/RNA ambient temperature stability and storage products. IntegenX technology platforms are the result of the integration of advanced fluidics, optics, and biochemistry capabilities to produce products for DNA-based human identity testing and forensics, next generation sequencing and biodefense applications. The company’s expertise and extensive intellectual property includes its patented MOVe™ valve technology, proprietary PrepX™ reagent kits for next generation sequencing library preparation, as well as a portfolio of patented reagents for DNA and RNA preservation including GenTegra® for stabilization and storage of purified DNA and RNA, and GenPlate® for storage of blood samples. For more information, please visit www.integenx.com.
IntegenX, the IntegenX logo, PrepX, GenTegra, GenPlate and RapidHIT are trademarks of IntegenX Inc. All other names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.