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Signature Science Team Authors Paper Published in “BMC Infectious Diseases”

Title: Simulating Transmission of ESKAPE Pathogens Plus C. difficile in Relevant Clinical Scenarios ABSTRACT BackgroundThe prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) and rising levels of antimicrobial resistance places significant economic and public health burdens on modern healthcare systems. A group of highly drug resistant pathogens known as the ESKAPE pathogens, along with C. difficile, are... MORE
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Signature Science Becomes First Private Laboratory to Implement STACS® Casework

Signature Science’s casework laboratory joins public DNA crime laboratories across the country in implementing the intuitive laboratory information management system. AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 12, 2020 – Signature Science, LLC, has implemented STACS Casework DNA sample tracking and laboratory management software in its ANAB-accredited laboratory in Austin, TX. The decision... MORE
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Signature Science Team Awarded Phase 3 Funding for IARPA Fun GCAT Program

AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 21, 2020 – Signature Science, LLC has been selected to continue their support of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in Phase 3 of the Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program. The research team will continue development of the Sequence to... MORE
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SigSci Scientists Co-author Study Published in “Forensic Science International: Genetics”

An Algorithm for Random Match Probability Calculation from Peptide Sequences Abstract: For the past three decades, forensic genetic investigations have focused on elucidating DNA signatures. While DNA has a number of desirable properties (e.g., presence in most biological materials, an amenable chemistry for analysis and well-developed statistics), DNA also has limitations.... MORE
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SigSci Providing Chemical Analysis Support to DHS TESSA Program

As a subcontractor to Northeastern University, Signature Science will characterize sampling and extraction methods for explosives residue analysis. AUSTIN, TEXAS — March 17, 2020 — Signature Science, LLC has been selected by Northeastern University as a performer on its project supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Trace Explosives Sampling for... MORE
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CHEMERA: A New Era in Chemical Detection

CHEMERA from Signature Science delivers unmatched sensitivity, selectivity, and speed using Rapiscan’s compact, field portable Quadrupole Ion Trap Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer (Qit-ToF MS) technology coupled with novel machine learning based algorithms.  Extensive testing shows that:  CHEMERA achieves ultra-low detection and high-confidence identification — even for “dirty” or chemically complex samples.CHEMERA... MORE
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DNA-Touch™ – Synthetic Fingermarks for Genomics Research

Variability in the amount of DNA deposited by individuals when touching a surface poses a significant hurdle to the evaluation of forensic analysis methods for touch samples. No two human latent fingerprint samples are the same due to the "shedder" status of different individuals as well as other factors including... MORE