First Rapid DNA System Approved for NDIS

The first Rapid DNA analysis system has received National DNA Index System (NDIS) approval from the FBI. Effective March 16, 2016, the approval allows accredited NDIS laboratories to upload DNA samples processed by the NetBio DNAscan Rapid DNA Analysis System and match them against DNA profiles associated with the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) program, without manual interpretation or technical review.

 

The FBI’s CODIS software is used to support criminal justice DNA databases and to operate NDIS. This represents the FBI’s first and—as of April 18, 2016—the only approval of a fully automated system for “swab in, profile out” Rapid DNA analysis.

A comprehensive developmental validation study evaluated the DNAscan System’s overall process – from inserting swabs to profile generation, including the instrument, BioChipSet Cassette, STR chemistry, and data interpretation by the on-board Expert System Software. The forensic science community expects this validation process to be undertaken for any new scientific technology introduced in the criminal justice system. More than 2,000 samples were tested by leading forensic laboratories, and the DNAscan System successfully produced accurate, reliable, reproducible, and robust results without manual processing.

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