Forensic Research and Support

Bode Technology's Research and Support group continues to advance forensic science and source attribution solutions through innovative efforts.

Through work with federal agencies, Bode Technology has delivered advanced forensic solutions including:

  • Mixture deconvolution – resolution of individual DNA profiles in complex mixtures
  • Portable, rapid DNA analysis – validated human identification analysis in less than 45 minutes
  • Endoscopic collection –specialized device for the collection of chemical or biological agents

Featured Research and Development Efforts

Next-Generation Sequencing Technology

  • Complex mixture resolution
  • Stronger likelihood ratios for DNA profiles
  • Deep kinship analysis and stronger paternity index
  • Geosourcing ecomapping
  • Predictive genomics
    • Externally-visible traits (ie eye and hair color)
    • Biogeographical ancestry
    • Age of donor

Predictive Facial Morphology

  • Determination of significant associations between genetic data and facial morphology utilizing:
    • Targeted re-sequencing technology
    • Microarray technology
    • 3D-imagery

Portable Human DNA Identification Solution

  • Development of a fully validated, portable HID solution that utilizes Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
    • Easy to use
    • Collection-to-answer in less than 45 minutes
    • Stable at room temperature
    • Watch-list and high-priority applications
  • Analyzes references and forensic evidence samples
  • Works with the commercially-available RAZOR®EX device from BioFire Defense

Advanced DNA Analysis

  • Specialized sample collection methods
  • Novel DNA preservation methods
  • Non-destructive/covert DNA exploitation of handled documents (DOCEX)
  • Alternate DNA markers for human identification
  • Low copy number DNA exploitation from post-blast evidence

Other Services

  • Subject matter expert (SME) consulting and training sensitive site exploitation (SSE) operations
  • Logistical design and operation of deployable DNA laboratories
  • Test and evaluation (T&E) – validation of hardware and software (both existing and under development) for seamless mission integration

RAZOR®EX is a registered trademark of BioFire Defense.