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Bode Technology Sponsors Houston Forensic Science Center Event
Date:8/12/2014

Lorton, VA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic services that recently completed DNA testing for more than 5,000 untested sexual assault kits for the city of Houston, is co-sponsoring Houston Forensic Science Center’s event tonight. This presentation of the story of DNA from a legal and genetics perspective in Houston, featuring Dr. C. Thomas Caskey and Attorney Rusty Hardin highlights the first forensic DNA case tried in court in Texas and is being held in conjunction with National Forensic Science Week.

Dr. Caskey was the inventor on a patent for DNA typing using the STR identification technique that has become the gold standard for DNA testing in criminal cases. Rusty Hardin, who relied on Dr. Caskey as a key witness, was the prosecutor for the first case brought to trial using DNA technology.

“We are proud to support this event. Dr. Caskey and Mr. Hardin’s work have helped shape what we are able to accomplish today in testing forensic DNA cases worldwide. DNA evidence is one of law enforcement’s best weapons to fight crime,” said Andrew Singer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bode. “In addition, the efforts of the entire city of Houston should be recognized as a model approach to eliminating the backlog of untested sexual assault kits throughout the country.”

The city of Houston recently announced that they have successfully eliminated a backlog of more than 10,000 untested sexual assault kits. Their victim-centric approach created a collaborative team who ensured the kits were tested and the results were investigated, and now see to the prosecution of these cases in an effort to continue prioritizing the well-being of assault survivors.

Currently, there are an estimated 400,000 untested kits in crime laboratories and police departments across the country. Bode is working hard to support the efforts of those communities where backlogs have been identified.

Bode’s support is a part of week-long announcements and activities occurring during National Forensic Science Week.

About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.

Bode (http://www.bodetech.com) operates one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories and provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, DNA analysis services, and research services to law enforcement, the justice system and other government agencies around the world. Bode is one of the few private facilities worldwide to receive ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from both the American Society of Crime Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International Program) and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS for forensic testing.

Bode also provides immigration and paternity testing worldwide through subsidiary Chromosomal Labs • Bode Technology, which is accredited by AABB for Relationship Testing Activities.

Bode is one of the three wholly owned subsidiaries of SolutionPoint International, Inc. (http://www.solutionpoint-intl.com), a leading provider of business intelligence, security, compliance and monitoring, identity assurance, forensics, and situational awareness solutions for the commercial and government sectors on a worldwide basis.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12088788.htm.


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