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IntegenX to Include SoftGenetics' GeneMarker Software in Automated DNA Profiling System

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IntegenX said this week that it will include SoftGenetics' forensic software in its Apollo 200 RapidHIT automated DNA identity profiling system.

IntegenX will use SoftGenetics' GeneMarker HID software to provide the data analysis for the Apollo 200, which the company is developing for use by law enforcement agencies and the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

The system uses microfluidic technology to automatically prepare, process, and analyze DNA from cheek swabs and other samples.

The system will use the GeneMarker software to produce unique human DNA profiles in a format compatible with human identification database search systems, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS. Results that meet pre-defined parameters can be automatically uploaded to CODIS, John Fosnacht, vice president of marketing and co-founder of SoftGenetics, told BioInform.

“The integration of GeneMarker HID represents a giant step forward in our Apollo 200 RapidHIT DNA Profiling system development and commercialization program,” said Stevan Jovanovich, CEO of IntegenX, in a statement.

Fosnacht said that the agreement represents a promising market opportunity for the SoftGenetics, since the Apollo 200 is being developed for use in field applications such as police stations across the US.

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