Expands Forensic Capabilities
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-July 12th, 2012 -AI BioTech, LLC and Fairfax Identity Laboratories (FIL) announced today the purchase of Mitotyping Technologies, LLC, one of the oldest and most experienced companies in the Forensic DNA analysis market. Mitotyping is devoted to the forensic applications of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis and operates out of State College, Pennsylvania. AIBioTech plans to operate Mitotyping as a Division of FIL keeping all operations in State College.
“We are very excited to bring Mitotyping Technologies into our Company, commented William Miller, CEO of AIBioTech. “Mitotyping will bring new technology and expertise which will allow AIBioTech and its FIL Division to continue to expand our capabilities in the Forensic Market space.”
“Mitotyping Technologies is made up of a preeminent group of talented and dedicated forensic scientists who have built an exceptional reputation in the forensic field,” added Mr. Thomas Reynolds, Executive Vice President of AIBioTech and AIB management oversight of Mitotyping. “This new partnership will allow AIBioTech to continue to build on our industry leading position in innovative and high quality forensic science.”
“We are excited to join forces with AIBioTech, and feel our synergy will allow us to explore new technologies and participate in more exciting projects in the future. We look forward to working with these new colleagues in the forensic science community,” added Terry Melton, founder and former owner of Mitotyping Technologies and now Director of Mitotyping Technologies at AIBioTech.
About AI BioTech, LLC
AIBioTech is a comprehensive Life Sciences Company which provides Genetic and DNA Identity services, contract research services, drug development services, assay development, and clinical testing. Core laboratory services include next generation sequencing, molecular biology, microbiology, virology, immunochemistry, peptide, bioorganic, protein and bioanalytical chemistries.
Fairfax Identity Laboratories (FIL) has been at the forefront of DNA profiling techniques and innovations since 1990. For over twenty years, we've provided our clients with the latest in innovative genetic services including one of the most respected and dynamic Parentage, Immigration, and Human DNA identity and Forensic testing laboratories in the US.
About Mitotyping Technologies
Mitotyping Technologies has been primarily devoted to the forensic applications of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis since 1998. In addition to an expertise in the analysis of small and challenged samples, the laboratory offers nuclear DNA testing as well as species identification and canine mtDNA analysis. One of the oldest and most experienced companies providing forensic mitochondrial DNA testing , the company has worked on criminal, civil, and federal cases in 49 states and numerous foreign countries, has testified over 150 times in mitochondrial DNA cases, and published extensively in the field. The laboratory is proud to serve both prosecution and defense teams, law enforcement agencies, and private individuals.
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