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Northrop to Develop DNA Biometrics on Army Contract

The U.S. Army BOSS-U program has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to further develop and supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 human DNA identification system.

The RapidHIT 200 human identification system automates and accelerates the process of producing standardized DNA profiles from cheek swabs, human tissue samples, and other objects with low copy numbers of DNA.

IntegenX was recently tested at a Defense Department exercise where the RapidHIT system correctly identified DNA matches in less than two hours. Currently other systems can take upwards of 12 to 15 hours.

The monetary amount of the award was not disclosed.

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