"The 'CSI Effect' has raised the expectations of the public. Bode's new Rapid DNA Service, which provides a DNA profile from evidence samples or reference samples in under 90 minutes, has significantly closed the gap between television fiction and real life. This service also brings reality to the possibility of using DNA as a biometric for identity resolution," said Barry Watson, CEO & President of Bode. "DNA has been labeled the gold standard in forensic science by the National Academy of Science, and this rapid service makes it applicable in more situations."
Rapid DNA Service utilizes commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment already commonly used in forensic laboratories and capitalizes on improvements to both rapid thermal cycling and direct amplification. Bode scientists have also made significant advancements in obtaining DNA from virtually all forensic and biological evidence types, including cigarette butts, bloodstains, touch evidence and handled objects.