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FBI Grants NDIS Approval to NetBio DNA Analysis System

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NetBio announced today that its DNAscan rapid DNA analysis system has received National DNA Index System (NDIS) approval from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The approval, the company said, permits accredited NDIS laboratories to upload DNA samples processed by DNAscan and match them against DNA profiles associated with the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System program for criminal justice DNA databases without manual interpretation or technical review.

DNAscan is an automated, PCR-based, lab-on-a-chip system that processes up to five DNA swab samples in under 90 minutes. It was developed for forensic applications by NetBio in collaboration with GE Healthcare. 

"NDIS approval of the DNAscan System is a major milestone here in the United States as well as in the many countries that look to the FBI as a global leader in forensic DNA analysis," NetBio CEO Richard Selden said in a statement. "We have worked closely with our partner in the law enforcement market, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, to ensure that our DNAscan rapid DNA analysis system generates results equivalent to those from a forensic laboratory. We believe the DNAscan System has the potential to contribute significantly to a safer society."