AXO Science member of “La FRENCH FAB”!

AXO Science member of “La FRENCH FAB”!

La FRENCH FAB purpose is:

-to accelerate transformation of the French industry

-unit under a same banner French industrialists

-embodying prosperous future of the French industry and its business attractiveness

-showcase the excellence of French industry internationally

 

 

New R&D project

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) requires technology for a rapid, non-destructive, and accurate detection of a wide variety of evidence including invisible stains of bodily fluids. Particularly crucial is the discrimination of semen in stained evidences from sexual assault cases as those evidences have high odds of containing aggressor DNA.

AXO Science is now evaluating the feasibility of a new product: STK Spray. This product addresses Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) concerns following suspicion of sexual assault. STK Spray is a revealing biochemical reagent for semen stains mapping and will be part of the Crime Scene Technician (CST) tool box. It is a dissolving powder to produce a ready to use sprayable solution. After spraying the solution over suspected materials (fabrics, carpets, sofas, beddings, car seats, flooring, etc, comprising items that cannot be send to the laboratory) a portable UV lamp specifically reveals semen presence within 3 minutes. The CST is then able to sample the stains and send them for DNA profiling. Such technical product has no equivalent in helping scientific police to fight crime.

Thanks to the Research Executive Agency (REA, Europe) the proof of concept of STK Spray which allows specific and sensitive detection of Prostatic Acid Phosphatase only contained in human male semen, allows direct sampling by swabbing evidence and does not affect DNA for amplification and profiling has been successfully achieved.

This project is funded by REA, under the call H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020, GA#815553

Forensic Events to Come

AXO Science will be presenting STK Sperm Tracker solutions for semen screening in the lab and directly on the crime scene at major forensic events in the coming months: AAFS in Baltimore (February 18-23, booth 713), Forensic Europe Expo in London (March 5-6, booth FE234).

Come and visit us!

American Association of Forensic Science 71th Annual Scientific Meeting – The Baltimore Convention Center, MD, USA – Exhibition from February 20 to 22. Booth 713.

Forensic Europe Expo – Olympia London, UK – March 5 to 6. Booth FE234.

Major Events to Come

AXO Science will be attending several major events in the coming months: AAFS in Seattle (February 21-23, booth 337), 38. Spurenworkshop / gednap in Basel (February 22-24) & Forensic Europe Expo in London (March 5-7, booth 1-G39).

Come and visit us!

American Association of Forensic Science 70th Annual Scientific Meeting – Seattle Convention Center, WA, USA – Exhibition from February 21 to 23. Booth 337.

38. Spurenworkshop / gednap – Congress Center Basel, Switzerland – February 22 to 24.

Forensic Europe Expo – Olympia London, UK – Mach 5 to 7. Booth 1-G39.

STK Sperm Tracker to be presented at FEE

AXO Science will be attending the Forensics Europe Expo that will take place at the Olympia London May 3-4 May 2017.

On booth G39, AXO Science will be presenting STK Sperm Tracker, a revolutionary semen detection method dedicated to crime labs:

  • Sensitive: never miss a stain again whatever the fabric or the color
  • Specific: stop wasting time and money with false positive
  • Easy: simple 3 steps protocol. 50% faster than AP spot test
  • Fast: can be done dirctely on evidence as it does not damage DNA
  • Non Toxic: unlike regular AP spot test(1), STK does not use any carcinogen reagents
  • ISO 18385: forensic grade certified

Dr. Christophe A. Marquette, from ICBMS Univ-Lyon 1, will be presenting his work “Evaluation of the STK Sperm Tracker for semen stains localization on fabrics” carried out in collaboration with French Scientific Police (Laboratoire de Police Scientifique de Lyon INPS/LPS69) on May 3rd at 11:00AM in the Seminar Theatre.

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STK Sperm Tracker to be presented at AAFS

AXO Science will be attending the AAFS 69th Annual Meeting that will take place February 13-18 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, USA.

AXO Science (booth 216) will be presenting STK Sperm Tracker, a revolutionary semen detection method dedicated to forensic labs.

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STK Sperm Tracker is based on an innovative technology and a new way to immobilize molecule. It offers many advantages to forensic laboratories personnel in detecting semen stains:

Sensitive: do not miss semen traces by using the most sensitive technique available

Specific: do not waste time and money with false positive, only semen will show

Easy: simple and rapid 3 steps protocol (spray water on STK, press 3′, read result)

Safe: human and environmental friendly

STK Sperm Tracker to be presented at ISHI 27

AXO Science will be attending the 27th International Symposium on Human Identification that will take place October 26 – 29 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, USA.

AXO Science (booth 507) will be presenting STK Sperm Tracker, a revolutionary semen detection method dedicated to forensic labs.

logo_STK (RGB 100dpi)

STK Sperm Tracker is based on an innovative technology and a new way to immobilize molecule. It offers many advantages to forensic laboratories personnel in detecting semen stains:

Sensitive: do not miss semen traces by using the most sensitive technique available

Specific: do not waste time and money with false positive, only semen will show

Easy: simple and rapid 3 steps protocol (spray water on STK, press 3′, read result)

Safe: human and environmental friendly

STK Sperm Tracker released to the market

After years of research, AXO Science is now bringing to the forensic experts STK Sperm Tracker that improves both sensitivity and specificity of semen detection.

Sexual assaults are usually unwitnessed and being able to detect offender’s semen traces on evidences plays most of the time a crucial role in corroborating victim’s allegations during investigation phase.

STK Sperm Tracker is based on an innovative technology and a new way to immobilize molecule. It offers many advantages to forensic laboratories personnel in detecting semen stains.

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AXO Science to attend AABB in Anaheim

AXO Science will be attending the AABB Annual Meeting 2015 that will take place from October 24 – 27 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, USA.

AXO Science will be presenting HIFI Blood 96, the sole high-throughput and fully robotized blood genotyping solution from whole blood to genotype results.

Booth n°613 in the exhibition hall.

AXO Science to attend ISBT London

AXO Science will be attending the 25th Regional Congress of the ISBT that will take place from June 27th to July 1st at the London ExCel Exhibition and Convention Centre.

AXO Science will be presenting HIFI Blood 96, the sole high-throughput and fully robotized blood genotyping solution from whole blood to genotype results.

Booth n°501 in the exhibition hall.