FBI Approves DNA Booking System

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The FBI has approved Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID DNA Booking System for use by law enforcement booking stations to automatically process, upload and search DNA reference samples from qualifying arrestees against the U.S. National DNA Index System (NDIS) CODIS database, reports BioSpace. The system is a fully automated, sample-to-answer genetic analyzer, allowing for an arrestee DNA sample to be processed, enrolled and searched in CODIS in approximately 90 minutes. This provides actionable information to quickly inform investigations, capture repeat offenders and exonerate the innocent.

The system is the first biometric crime fighting tool that enables: high success rates with a wide range of commonly used DNA collection swabs, integration of DNA profiles with Live Scan terminals and other biometric information systems to align with FBI, state and agency requirements, real-time analysis allowing for cost-efficient single-sample processing—no need to batch multiple arrestee samples, and embedded auditing, reporting and training tools that make it easy to maintain security and compliance with FBI guidelines, including automated record deletion and expungement controls.

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