October 4th, 2016
Last week we exhibited at the 27th Annual ISHI meeting (International Symposium on Human Identification) in Minneapolis, MN. At ISHI 2015 we unveiled the RapidHIT ID instrument to the forensic field. While RapidHIT has long been the market leader for lab-based Rapid DNA testing, RapidHIT ID set the bar for Rapid DNA in the booking station because of its form factor, ease of use, and price point. And this year we took it a step further by making RapidLINK software the central focus of the display.
Judging by customers’ reactions, we set the bar once again by establishing the expectation that every Rapid DNA provider should be thinking not just about the instrument, but about the data management pipeline behind it, too. With RapidLINK, we effectively demonstrate that we are miles ahead of our competition in terms of offering customers a fully-integrated workflow.
Additionally, Dr. Bruce Budowle’s lab (formerly at FBI Laboratory, now at University of North Texas) had a poster presentation on their evaluation of RapidHIT ID. Their results demonstrated, among other things, full concordance with benchtop methods, no run-to-run contamination, the instrument’s ability to correctly identify and flag mixtures, flexibility of swab/substrate, and the ability to retrieve and re-run swabs previously tested on the RapidHIT ID. To have such positive results from one of the top labs in the world lends an additional layer of credibility to RapidHIT ID that our competitors do not have.