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Announcements – 2019

July 08, 2019
Houston Sexual Assault Survivors Can Now Track Their Evidence Kits Using Track-Kit from STACS DNA

Houston is one of several Texas cities participating in the pilot phase of the Track-Kit software. It gives access to an online portal with updated information. Houston is one of several Texas cities participating in the pilot phase of an online tool that allows survivors of sexual assault to track their sexual assault evidence kits. […]

May 28, 2019
STACS DNA Shares Statewide Tracking Deployment Lessons Learned at APHL 2019

WHO: Heather MacIntosh, VP Marketing, and Cindy Chung, Field Application Specialist, STACS DNA WHAT: INNOVATE! Workshop: Statewide Sample Tracking: Learning from Newborn Screening and Sexual Assault Kit Deployments WHEN: June 4, 7:30-8:30 AM WHERE: APHL 2019 Annual Meeting St. Louis Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St. St. Louis, MO 63103 Frisco Room Booth # 208 […]

May 16, 2019
STACS DNA Shows How to Test-Drive Sexual Assault Kit Tracking Solutions at ASCLD 2019

WHO: Jocelyn Tremblay, President and Tim Stacy, Sales Director WHAT: Exhibiting at ASCLD 2019 WHEN: May 19-23, 2019 WHERE: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors 2019 Symposium St. Louis, MO Booth #211 DETAILS: Jocelyn and Tim will share with crime lab directors how they can quickly evaluate proven solutions for tracking sexual assault kits to […]

April 18, 2019
STACS DNA Makes the Case for STACS Casework at Bode 2019

WHO: Tim Stacy, Sales Director WHAT: Presenting “The Case for STACS Casework” at Bode 2019 WHEN: April 24, 2019. 2:00 pm WHERE: 18th Annual Forensic DNA Conference – Bode 2019 April 23-26, 2019 Phoenix, AZ DETAILS: Tim will be presenting “The Case for STACS Casework”, covering how STACS-CW can dramatically transform forensic DNA casework labs […]

April 12, 2019
A New System to Ensure Sexual-Assault Cases Aren’t Forgotten

In 2015, a coalition was formed to brainstorm how to best address 11,000 untested sexual-assault kits discovered in a Detroit storage locker six years earlier. This coalition eventually led Michigan to pilot one of the first tracking systems. STACS DNA, a software company Michigan already employed to track DNA evidence in its crime labs, partnered […]

April 11, 2019
Track-Kit: Houston Launches Rape Kit Tracking System

The City of Houston is launching an online rape kit tracking system. Beginning late next month, victims will be able to track the status of their kit. Houston will be the largest city in the state to pilot this software, which is expected to be launched statewide in September. City officials said this is a […]

April 11, 2019
Mayor, HFSC, DA, HPD Chief Announce Houston’s Launch of Rape Kit Tracking

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Forensic Science Center, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the Houston Police Department and three regional medical centers announced Thursday that Houston will begin electronically tracking in late May “rape kits” from two large systems from the moment of evidence collection and through prosecution. Houston will be the largest city […]

April 03, 2019
Track-Kit Pilot Program Helps States Evaluate the Leading Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

Full services and support allow jurisdictions to fully evaluate SAK tracking OTTAWA, ON—STACS DNA today announced the Track-Kit Pilot Program which enables U.S. states to test drive the rape kit tracking system for 90 days with a full suite of supporting services. Track-Kit helps track every sexual assault kit (SAK) across the state to keep […]

April 02, 2019
STACS Pilot Program Lets Forensic DNA Labs Test Drive the Best Sample Tracking Software

Casework and database labs receive full services and support to fully evaluate STACS in the lab OTTAWA, ON—STACS DNA today announced the STACS Pilot Program which enables forensics agencies to test STACS sample tracking and lab management software in their own DNA laboratories for 60 days with a full suite of supporting services. In use […]

March 18, 2019
State of Texas Gives Highest Customer Satisfaction Rating to STACS DNA Services

Grade A rating given for STACS DNA’s services on both STACS-DB and Track-Kit OTTAWA, ON—The State of Texas has rated STACS DNA’s services as exceptional under their Vendor Performance Tracking System – not once but twice in one month. STACS DNA was rated as providing an “Exceptional customer service response” and was given a Grade A […]

February 14, 2019
STACS DNA Shows How to Track Sexual Assault Kits Inside and Outside the Lab at AAFS 2019

WHO: Tim Stacy, Sales Director WHAT:  Tracking sexual assault kits inside AND outside the DNA laboratory at AAFS 2019 WHEN:   February 18-23, 2019 WHERE: American Academy of Forensic Sciences 71st Annual Scientific Meeting The Baltimore Convention Center 1 W. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201-2499 DETAILS: Exhibit Booth # 112 STACS DNA is showing how it is […]

February 05, 2019
STACS DNA Launches Track-Kit for Hospitals to Improve Specimen Shipping Timeliness and Patient Care

Collaboration with OZ Systems gives hospitals integrated newborn screening solution to reduce delays and mitigate risks related to shipping specimens STACS DNA today announced the launch of Track-Kit for Hospitals, which helps birth hospitals reduce delays and mitigate risks related to shipping newborn blood spot (NBS) screening specimens to the state laboratory. Track-Kit for Hospitals […]

January 24, 2019
Arizona DPS Making Ground in Processing Decades of Statewide Backlogged Rape Kits

“The state of Arizona is currently rolling out a system called Track-Kit, which will basically track every single kit from the moment it’s collected at a health care facility, through law enforcement, to the crime laboratory,” said Butler. The UPS-like tracking is giving survivors peace of mind that their case is not forgotten. “They know […]

Announcements – 2018

December 13, 2018
Forensic Magazine: Five States Tracking Rape Kits With New System

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 […]

December 11, 2018
STACS DNA Wins Big with Turnkey Sample Tracking Solutions in 2018

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 […]

December 05, 2018
Michigan’s Track-Kit Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking System in the News

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. […]

December 05, 2018
Michigan Debuts Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking System, Enhancing Justice for 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 […]

November 28, 2018
Washington State’s Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System in the News

Washington State’s Track-Kit system for tracking sexual assaults is in the news again — here are recent articles: New sexual assault kit-tracking system gives victims insight in Washington “This system is something different,” said Larry Hebert, director at the WSP Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau. “It’s essentially for the benefit of the survivors.” Read article > […]

November 20, 2018
Utah Department of Health to Track Newborn Screening Specimens Statewide with Track-Kit™ from STACS DNA

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 […]

October 30, 2018
Washington State Police Announces Full Deployment of Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

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.

September 20, 2018
STACS DNA Focuses on Turnkey Services for Forensic DNA Labs at ISHI 2018

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 […]

September 11, 2018
STACS DNA Software Implemented by Algerian Police Forensic DNA Lab

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.

September 10, 2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Announces STACS DNA’s Track-Kit for their Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking System

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

August 15, 2018
Newborn Screening Ontario to Track Specimens Province-Wide with Track-Kit™ from STACS DNA

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 […]

June 04, 2018
STACS DNA Presents State Rape Kit Tracking Case Studies at Midwest Crime Lab Directors’ Meeting

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 […]

May 30, 2018
STACS DNA Explores How Kit Tracking Prevents Delays in Public Health at APHL 2018

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 […]

May 18, 2018
STACS DNA Presents Next Generation Sequencing at ASCLD 2018

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) […]

May 15, 2018
Rape Victims in Washington Can Now Track Status of Rape Kits Online (video)

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 […]

April 30, 2018
STACS DNA Presents at Qiagen 2018

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 […]

April 17, 2018
Washington State Deploys STACS DNA’s Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

Easy-to-use, multi-stakeholder solution on track for statewide implementation in 2018.

March 29, 2018
STACS DNA Presents “Why DNA Analysts Love STACS-CW” at Bode 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 […]

March 08, 2018
Washington State’s New Online Rape Kit Tracking System About to Launch

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

February 14, 2018
Three States Choose STACS DNA’s Track-Kit Statewide Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System

The largest states to implement a SAK-tracking system will use Track-Kit to meet their legislative obligations.

January 30, 2018
STACS DNA Names OZ Systems as Track-Kit Value Added Reseller for Newborn Screening

“OZ focuses on babies. Track-Kit focuses on specimens. Together, we reduce risk for newborns.”

Download our free white paper “The Cost of Free: Assessing the Costs and Risks of Adopting Free Software For Your State’s Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System”

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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