This year marks a very special year for STACS DNA as we celebrate twenty years of working with the DNA community. Along the way, we’ve made industry breakthroughs and built a thriving business. STACS DNA started in 2000 when we developed sample tracking software for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to manage its high volume, high throughput DNA data bank. After successfully implementing this first-of-its-kind software, we went on to commercialize and further develop STACS™, which grew to become the industry standard for forensic DNA database labs in North America.
To celebrate the incredible milestone of reaching twenty years, I’d like to share a few highlights from this year:
- As of 2020, we deliver software and services to over ninety laboratories worldwide, including some of the largest forensic DNA labs in North America
- Track-Kit™ is the most used sexual assault kit tracking system in the world with seven states implemented in the United States and additional states booked for 2021
- We successfully adapted to COVID-19 restrictions this year to implement Track-Kit in Iowa, delivering virtual training sessions to approximately 1,500 medical and law enforcement users across the state
It’s About the People
To our employees: I am grateful for the incredible opportunity to work with such passionate and talented people each day. Your dedication propels us forward and the ways in which you live the STACS DNA corporate values–providing service excellence while being positive, trustworthy, and respectful–are crucial to our success.
To our customers: Thank you for the trust you have placed in us over the years and for making us the leader in DNA sample tracking. We value the strong relationships we have built with you and we will continue to meet your needs in new ways as we grow together.
To our partners and stakeholders: We thank you for your continued commitment and expertise provided to help us create solutions to meet challenging forensic and healthcare needs supported by exceptional professional service. You inspire us to always continue to improve.
We have big plans to stay on the leading edge of DNA technology, continuing to work with our laboratory customers to develop and deliver Massively Parallel Sequencing sample tracking solutions.
We intend to expand our current facility-to-facility sample tracking platforms to serve healthcare markets where it is critical for specimens to be delivered to the lab on time. And we look forward to taking our current products to new countries. The future looks bright, indeed.
As STACS DNA celebrates its 20th anniversary, we virtually toast our employees, customers and partners who have helped us pave the way for sample tracking solutions. Thank you for all your support. We can’t wait to see what the next twenty years will bring!