NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Orchid Cellmark's UK division won DNA contracts estimated to be worth more than $3.5 million a year with the Kent and Sussex Police forces and the City of London Police force, Orchid Cellmark said today.
These are the first contracts since the Orchid Cellmark decided to offer forensic services directly to UK police forces, the company said.
The Kent and Sussex Police awarded a three-year exclusive contract to provide DNA testing for their PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) and Crime Scene Stain profiling services. The contract has an option to extend for additional two years.
The company will provide DNA testing services for PACE mouth swab samples for the City of London Police. This contract is for five years.
Additional details were not disclosed.