2016-2017 NIJ Success Stories
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“The Synercon Smart Sensor Simulators are not only a forensically sound way to download digital evidence from electronic control modules, they are also a time-saving and safer way to collect this data from a wrecked heavy vehicle that has been involved in a crash.” — Scott E. Skinner, Sergeant (Retired), Oregon State Police
“Mitochondrial analysis holds significant potential for the forensic community and represents a great market opportunity for SoftGenetics®. As part of Dr. Calloway’s NIJ funding, we were able to initiate a collaboration to customize the NextGENe® software for forensic use.” — John Fosnacht, Co-Founder/VP Sales & Marketing SoftGenetics®vv
“DNA Polymerase Technologies has done impressive work engineering Taq mutants and in determining the proper combination of PCR enhancer cocktails to assess STR profiles in challenging samples.” — Robert Bever, Ph.D., Laboratory Director Mitotyping Technologies, A Division of American International Biotechnology
“This technology provides the ability to detect blood in all sorts of circumstances, even in some cases where traditional techniques can’t.” ─ Stephen L. Morgan, University of South Carolina
“Forensic anthropology today is largely about applying methods and theory from studies in human variation to aid in the identification of human remains. The key is to find an approach which takes into account biological, cultural, and legal diversity so that families of the missing and the broader community find resolution and peace.” — Erin Kimmerle, Ph.D., Director, Florida Institute of Forensic Anthropology and Applied Sciences, University of South Florida
“This technique provides an alternative objective method for classifying ignitable liquid residues, which is one of the only viable options for helping to progress fire debris analysis beyond a subjective comparison technique.” — Glen P. Jackson, Ph.D., Forensic and Investigative Science & C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University (WVU).