Why M-Vac


M-Vac™ System Website Quotes & Testimonials - Here are a few quotes regarding the technology and the impact it is having that have been released at different times for publication.  If you would like contact information, please let us know.

"It is proven to be beneficial with touch DNA on clothing specifically, so before when you'd swab, you know you'd get some DNA, but now we are able to get A LOT more DNA." - Allison Nunes, DNA Labs International

“What we do in the field is dip the swab in water and wipe and you collect a little more [DNA] that way, but let’s say it’s on a piece of clothing; I want to get the DNA. Then you want to use the way you clean clothes, right? Which is you inject a liquid and you suck it out." - Dr. Greg Hampikian, Director of the Idaho Innocence Project

"...DLI [DNA Labs International] has utilized the M-Vac™ System on a wide variety of samples including items such as clothing, ropes, and even a car. One of the most common problems that forensic scientists encounter when screening clothing items for DNA is that there is often a great amount of DNA from the wearer, but very little from individuals that came into contact with the wearer. This is a situation where the M-Vac™ collection system can be very helpful.

"Overall, the M-Vac™ collection system is a very useful tool while screening evidence, especially in cases where very minor amounts of DNA are present over a large surface area. Using this system, DNA profiles have been generated that were not possible to obtain when previously generally swabbing the evidence."  — Cristina Rentas, Senior DNA Analyst

"Initially what was found was a partial Y-STR that had only 5 markers. All 5 of those matched John Wall but also matched his male children.  The case went on for over a year before the M-Vac™ was used.  It was huge.  It was a huge development. The DNA the M-Vac™ found was one of two deciding factors in filing the murder charges.  Without the M-Vacing we had limited DNA and limited results.  It's a great machine."  — Detective Cordon Parks                       

"There are many officers, analysts and agencies that need to be thanked for their part in solving the Beslanowitch homicide. Without a doubt, the M-Vac™ System is the major tool that allowed us to make critical DNA connections in this case."  — Sheriff Todd Bonner

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