DNA Labs International is the first lab on the East Coast to have the M-Vac System. It is an advanced forensic DNA collection service that helps investigators solve more crime.
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA—April 7, 2014—DNA Labs International today announced they are the first lab on the East Coast to offer an advanced forensic DNA collection service that helps investigators solve more crime. This new collection method, a wet-vacuum based sampling device called the M-Vac System, is more scalable and sensitive in collecting DNA material from evidence when compared to traditional sampling methods such as swabbing and cutting. This is critical in scenarios where the amount of DNA is minimal or the exact biological deposit location is unknown.
"The M-Vac System has proven itself to be an invaluable tool in a variety of tough criminal cases,” states Jared Bradley, President of M-Vac Systems. “We are excited to partner with DNA Labs International as a forward-thinking forensic lab in recognizing how this new capability increases their ability to service their customers. We are certainly looking forward to hearing about the successes they will have in working on cases in the near future.”
By adopting the M-Vac System, DNA Labs International dramatically increases their ability to collect DNA material from porous surfaces such as clothing or other fabrics and rough surfaces like concrete, brick and rock. Recently, Wasatch County, Utah law enforcement used the M-Vac System to collect a suspect’s DNA profile off of a rock, helping solve an 18 yr old cold case homicide. The traditional method of swabbing was attempted on the evidence before deploying the M-Vac, but unfortunately to no avail. Had the investigators not had access to this new wet-vacuum collection method, justice for Krystal Beslanowitch may have never been realized. Now her alleged killer is off the streets and behind bars awaiting trial. DNA Labs International has had and will have opportunities similar to this case to use this breakthrough forensic technology to solve more crimes.
“We strive to be a leader in the forensic laboratory service industry, and adopting the M-Vac System is a natural step in maintaining that leadership,” states Allison Nunes, Chief Operating Officer for DNA Labs International. “We have already had several of our key customers request casework be done using this new technique, and we are proud to be able to offer cutting edge technology like M-Vac.”
About DNA Labs International DNA Labs International is a private, full service forensic DNA lab based in Deerfield Beach, Florida. DNA Labs International opened in 2004 and is an FQS-I ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. It specializes in forensic casework analysis for law enforcement agencies, attorneys and government forensic labs. The lab is built on 30 years of hands-on crime lab experience, utilizing cutting edge technologies that enable it to achieve results in homicides, robberies, rapes and assaults that otherwise may not be obtainable. DNA Labs International has fast turn-around times, giving investigators more opportunity to move cases forward in a shorter time-frame. The lab also offers an array of free services such as case consulting, various trainings and access to a grant writing network. DNA Labs International services customers in every region in the United States and has many international customers. www.dnalabsinternational.com