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Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory Implements STACS DNA™ Software

September 04, 2012

Integrated DNA lab automation reduces bottlenecks, turnaround time

OTTAWA, September 5, 2012–STACS DNA Inc., the only DNA sample processing software provider, today announced that the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) has implemented STACS-CW Enterprise™ as a key part of an initiative to automate their DNA processing lab.

MVRCL’s automation goal was to reduce turnaround times and manage their backlog. STACS-CW Enterprise was chosen as the hub of their automated lab,
as it:

  • Manages all workflow, sample tracking and reporting;
  • Integrates with and tracks all instrumentation;
  • Automatically delivers sample data into their existing laboratory information management system (LIMS); and
  • Keeps a complete audit trail of their consumables.

According to Mark Squibb, Laboratory Supervisor, “STACS® software interweaves everything together. Now I can easily perform DNA analysis since it’s all automated, and all of the data is automatically compiled. This has allowed us to reduce bottlenecks associated with DNA processing, so that we can reduce other bottlenecks in the lab and reduce turnaround times even further.”

About MVRCL

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is a full-service, forensic science facility dedicated to assisting law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the laboratory is accredited with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB). For more information, go to http://www.mcohio.org/government/mvrcl/index.html.

About STACS DNA

STACS DNA enables forensic laboratories to significantly accelerate their DNA sample throughput, allowing them to more effectively contribute to community safety. STACS software works with a lab’s existing workflows–their LIMS, instruments and workloads–to blast through backlogs, increase lab integrity and decrease costs. For more than a decade, STACS DNA has worked with database and casework labs of all sizes. The company is based in Fairfax, VA and Ottawa, ON. 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.com