Success Story: Advancing Rapid DNA Analysis

Success Story: Advancing Rapid DNA Analysis

National Institute of Justice and NetBio


April 2015


Using research grants provided by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), NetBio of Waltham, MA, developed a Rapid DNA Analysis (RDA) system that is much faster at developing DNA profiles than traditional methods and can be utilized by a nontechnical operator outside the laboratory. Essentially, the system enables law enforcement agencies to quickly process DNA samples in a police station or laboratory, thereby helping to accelerate the criminal investigation process. These benefits could ultimately solve more crime, solve crimes faster, and potentially reduce recidivism.

"The NIJ was the first group to really give us a chance, to believe that there was something to our vision, and the NIJ grants that we were awarded were major building blocks in our development.”

- Richard Selden | CEO, NetBio

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence success story was provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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