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Nevada, like most other states, had a mound of untested rape kits that piled up over the years, for a variety of reasons. More than 7,600 kits of evidence have been inventoried by state authorities, as per the attorney general’s Sexual Assault Initiative. Nevada appropriated $3.7 million in new funding to test backlogged kits in […]
More than six states committed to tracking sexual assault kits, newborn screening specimens for statewide transparency Looking back over 2018, STACS DNA had a tremendous year with Track-Kit in six US states and a Canadian province. Implementation of statewide sexual assault kit tracking systems is underway in Texas, Nevada, Michigan and Arizona, while roll-out is […]
Michigan’s Track-Kit system for tracking sexual assaults is in the news — here are recent articles: Michigan’s new sexual assault evidence kit tracking software We hear from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and several other talking about Michigan’s new sexual assault evidence kit tracking software and the difference it will make in the lives of survivors. […]
Announcement from the Office of Governor Rick Snyder LANSING, Michigan—As a result of Michigan’s new innovative web-based tracking system, survivors of sexual assault can now follow their sexual assault kit through each step of the investigative process, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today. The new system is a recommendation of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and […]
Washington State’s Track-Kit system for tracking sexual assaults is in the news again — here are recent articles: Sexual assault survivors can track rape kits through new State Patrol system Sexual assault survivors in Washington can now track their rape kits through a new system developed by Washington State Patrol. Read article > Tracking system […]
Tracking 115,000 specimens across the state will save time and improve babies’ future OTTAWA, ON — The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has contracted with STACS DNA for a Track-Kit system to track all newborn screening specimens across the state. The system will be deployed to all birthing hospitals to reduce delays between specimen shipment […]
The Washington State Patrol’s new online tracking system for sexual assault kits has concluded its roll-out phase and is now fully implemented. Read the full announcement here.
WHO: Malena Jimenez, Field Application Specialist Hays Young, Field Application Specialist Tim Stacy, Sales Director WHAT: Learn how forensic DNA labs can get the best DNA sample tracking software without the hassle at ISHI 2018 WHEN: October 24-28 WHERE: International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, AZ DETAILS: Lab teams are busy […]
Direction générale de la sûreté nationale (DGSN), Algeria’s national police force, has implemented STACS-CW Enterprise sample tracking and quality control software at their forensic DNA laboratory in Algiers.
TX DPS announced that they have selected STACS DNA as the vendor for their Sexual Assault Evidence (SAE) Tracking System. They’ve made the following information available: • Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking System announcement • Program overview and project schedule
Tracking 150,000 specimens from 200 submitters will save time and improve babies’ future Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) is implementing Track-Kit specimen tracking software from STACS DNA to all birthing hospitals and midwives across Ontario. Track-Kit will improve tracking and help reduce delays between specimen shipping at hospitals and delivery to the newborn screening laboratory to […]
WHO: Tim Stacy, Forensics Sales Director, STACS DNA WHAT: Presents “Rape Kit Tracking: A Study of How Three Agencies have Implemented Statewide Tracking” WHEN: Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00 – 2:45 PM WHERE: Midwest Crime Lab Directors’ Meeting Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Bowling Green Laboratory 750 North College Drive Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 […]
WHO: Heather MacIntosh, VP Marketing, and Kyle Kipp, Field Application Specialist, STACS DNA WHAT: INNOVATE! Workshop: You Tell Us: Could This Specimen Tracking Software Expedite Your Testing and Reporting? WHEN: June 3, 7:45-8:45 AM WHERE APHL2018 Annual Meeting Pasadena Convention Center Pasadena, CA Room 208 Booth # 307 DETAILS Knowing where specimens are across the […]
WHO: Tim Stacy, Forensics Sales Director, STACS DNA WHAT: Presenting at “Seq & You Shall Find: NGS is Advancing Forensic Investigations – Is Your Lab Ready?” WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 – 9:30 PM WHERE: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Symposium 2018 Offsite event – Georgia Aquarium Atlanta, GA DETAILS: Session description: Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) […]
Video shows Washington state’s Track-Kit sexual assault kit tracking system in action SEATTLE — Up to 10,000 rape kits in Washington state have yet to be tested and it’s left a lot of survivors in limbo. “It is impossible to navigate this system,” said Leah Griffin, who was raped in 2014. “I assumed that when […]
WHO: Dr. Hays Young, Field Application Specialist WHAT: Presenting as part of the Qiagen 2018 “Database Workflow Solutions” workshop WHEN: May 1, 2018, 13:00 WHERE: 7th QIAGEN Investigator Forum San Antonio, TX Caviler room, Mezzanine DETAILS: Dr. Hays Young, Field Application Specialist, will present as part of the “Database Workflow Solutions” workshop. This half-day, theory-based workshop explores current […]
Easy-to-use, multi-stakeholder solution on track for statewide implementation in 2018.
WHO: Tim Stacy, Sales Director WHAT: Presenting “The Top Five Reasons Why DNA Analysts Love STACS-CW” WHEN: April 5, 2018, 9:30 AM CT WHERE: The 17th Annual Forensic DNA Conference – Bode 2018 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago, IL Presentation is in the Regency Ballroom Booth #3 DETAILS: Our forensic casework DNA lab customers can’t imagine […]
Washington is implementing Track-Kit sexual assault kit tracking system from STACS DNA. The system is the result of legislation passed in 2015 to address the rape kit backlog. Three years later, it’s almost up and running for survivors of sexual assault. Read the full story here
The largest states to implement a SAK-tracking system will use Track-Kit to meet their legislative obligations.
“OZ focuses on babies. Track-Kit focuses on specimens. Together, we reduce risk for newborns.”
STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announces the STACS Dollars Program. Forensic DNA labs using STACS software are automatically awarded STACS Dollars that can be used towards customization services each year.
See how a detailed audit trail of all activity in your DNA lab reduces risk and saves time at ASCLD 2017
The partnership creates a one-stop-shop for integrated newborn screening solutions that reduce costs, improve efficiency, upgrade safety measures and enhance mechanisms for capturing and sharing information.
WHO: Tim Stacy, Sales Director and Jocelyn Tremblay, President WHAT: Sample tracking demos for casework and database labs at AAFS 2017 WHEN: February 15-17, 2017 WHERE: American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Scientific Meeting Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave New Orleans, LA 70113 Booth 807 DETAILS: Exhibit Booth # 807 STACS DNA […]
In this paper, STACS DNA explains the criteria to use when considering free software for your statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
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