Press Releases

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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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Signature Science Team Awarded Phase 2 Funding for IARPA’s Proteos Program

Researchers from Signature Science, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and The Ohio State University are combining their proteogenomic and investigative genetics expertise to develop a new method (called Proteo-ID) for human forensic analysis based on protein sequence, enabling the forensic analysis of samples that contain little or no... MORE
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Signature Science Team Awarded Phase 2 Funding for IARPA’s Fun GCAT Program

AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 23, 2019 – Signature Science, LLC has been awarded funding for Phase 2 of their work supporting the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats (Fun GCAT) program. The research team will continue development of their Sequence to Functional Analysis... MORE
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Stephen Turner, Ph.D. Joins Signature Science, LLC as Senior Informatics S&T Advisor

Dr. Turner will apply his informatics and genomics expertise to the development of leading-edge forensic genomics solutions for national security, defense, and law enforcement challenges, such as cold case investigations.  AUSTIN, TEXAS — Feb. 5, 2019 - Signature Science, LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Turner has joined... MORE
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SigSci Awarded $2.3M IARPA Contract to Develop Novel Forensic Identification Methods that Sequence Protein Instead...

AUSTIN, TEXAS — August 08, 2018 — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded Signature Science, LLC, a $2.3M contract for the development of the Proteo-ID method. Proteo-ID aims to accurately identify people via protein sequencing from human skin cell samples. The Proteo-ID methodology will significantly expand human forensic... MORE
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SigSci Awarded Contract from IARPA to Develop New Computational Tools

Austin, Texas – September 21, 2017 – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded Signature Science, LLC a $2.9M contract for the development of new computational tools to screen DNA sequences to detect biological threats that may manifest from synthetic microbial manipulation. The challenge is to overcome the speed... MORE