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Canada’s National DNA Data Bank Upgrades to Latest STACS DNA Software

May 14, 2013

The RCMP continues 12-year relationship for
jointly-developed DNA laboratory software

OTTAWA, May 8, 2013—STACS DNA Inc., the only DNA sample processing software provider, today announced that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has chosen to upgrade its DNA sample processing software to STACS-DB Enterprise, which will be used to manage the processing of offender DNA samples as part of Canada’s National DNA Data Bank (NDDB). This contract continues a 12-year business relationship.

The RCMP worked with STACS DNA (known as Anjura at the time) to jointly design and develop the forensic software it required to process convicted offender DNA, which it implemented in 2001. STACS DNA worked closely with the RCMP’s forensic team, led by Ron Fourney, who is now Director, National Services and Research, RCMP. Since then, STACS DNA has commercialized STACS-DB Enterprise, now implemented at every major public DNA database lab in North America. This move makes every STACS-DB enhancement that has been developed for all STACS DNA’s databank lab clients available to the RCMP.

“This is a win-win-win situation for the RCMP, STACS DNA and the forensic community,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “The RCMP will be using the forensic industry standard in DNA sample processing for databanks. They will benefit from enhancements created for other clients and vice versa. And we can now deliver one leading edge code base to all our database clients.”

About STACS DNA

STACS DNA delivers the only sample processing software specifically designed for DNA laboratories. Since 2000, we’ve helped DNA labs of all sizes to accelerate throughput, cut costs, reduce errors and meet accreditation standards. STACS tracks and controls samples, manages workflows, integrates systems and instrumentation and improves data quality.  Used by federal, state, regional and local police forces in the U.S. and Canada, including many of the largest DNA labs in North America.  The company is based in Ottawa, ON and Fairfax, VA.  For more information, visit www.stacsdna.com.

For more information

Heather MacIntosh
Vice President, Marketing
STACS DNA Inc.
613-274-7822 ext. 2005
media (at) stacsdna (dot) com

Used by federal, state, regional and local police forces in the U.S. and Canada, including many of the largest DNA labs in North America.