Military biometrics sensors and database technology to be provided by Northrop Grumman and IntegenX
MCLEAN, Va., 16 Oct. 2011. Biometrics identification experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems segment in McLean, Va., and teammate IntegenX Inc. in Pleasanton, Calif., will supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 Human DNA Identification System to the U.S. Army Biometrics Identity Management Agency in Washington as part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Biometrics Operations and Support Services -- Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract, which the companies won this month.
Users load as many as eight samples in disposable cartridges. The system extracts DNA from the samples and performs STR amplifications, electrophoretic separations, and software analysis to generate profiles, compatible with CODIS and international databases, in less than two hours, company officials say.
"Our solution combines IntegenX's expertise in DNA processing with Northrop Grumman's DNA-based detection and identification systems and manufacturing of military-grade electronics to bring rapid DNA processing to the field," says Alan Leckenby, vice president of identity and business solutions for Northrop Grumman Information Systems.