InnoGenomics Technologies is real world crime scene investigation tools such as genetic testing solutions that solve crimes and save lives. The startup, which is headquartered in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, announced the commercial release of new DNA testing kits that allow labs to analyze challenging biological samples.
“After many years of R&D and validation, we are extremely proud to offer these new solutions to the forensic community,” said Dr. Sudhir Sinha, President and CEO of InnoGenomics. “We believe these kits offer a practical and cost-effective way for human identification laboratories to significantly improve their capabilities.”
Dr. Sinha and his co-founder began developing the technology in part after seeing the difficulties of identifying remains after Katrina. Their testing kits can now be used around the world to produce useful results at forensic labs.
The suite of product offerings now include:
- InnoTyper® 21, a DNA typing system that can obtain discriminating results from extremely challenging and degraded samples.
- InnoQuant® HY, a highly sensitive and informative quantitative assay for comprehensive sample assessment and increased downstream DNA profile recovery.
Dr. Jose Lorente, Director of the University of Granada Genetic Identification Laboratory in Spain, said, “We have seen the power of both the InnoQuant and InnoTyper systems to get nuclear DNA results from very compromised samples, even those that are over 150 years old. These new technologies will help us get answers in some of our most difficult cases.”