The partnership enables Innovative Forensic Investigations to deliver best-in-class forensic DNA testing for the most challenging law enforcement casework.
Emporia, Va. (April 2022) – Innovative Forensic Investigations, an investigative genetic genealogy firm providing services to law enforcement nationwide, today announced it has selected Othram as its partner for Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing®. This partnership will allow Innovative Forensic Investigations to provide a streamlined service to law enforcement agencies who are looking for a full-service investigative genetic genealogy company to collaboratively work with to solve a challenging case.
“At Innovative Forensic Investigations, our motto has always been to make the world better through team collaboration. Our new partnership with Othram solidifies this belief system, and allows us to provide the agencies we work with an even more comprehensive service, from start to finish,” commented Jennifer Moore, Founder and CEO of Innovative Forensic Investigations. Moore is also an investigative genetic genealogist and licensed private investigator. “We have built a great working relationship with Othram over the past year. Expanding our relationships with like-minded people who have the same goals of bringing answers to victims and families, while upholding the integrity of the case, is imperative when picking a partner. It has been our experience while building this working relationship with Othram that they hold the same values of professionalism and integrity that we do, and we look forward to developing our partnership further.”
Innovative Forensic Investigations team members combine extensive law enforcement, legal, investigation, and investigative genetic genealogy backgrounds to deliver the expertise, tools, and guidance most needed by law enforcement investigators working cold cases, violent crimes, unidentified decedents, missing persons, living identification, and private investigation cases from its submission through its conclusion. The addition of Othram’s services will help Innovative Forensic Investigations deliver a best-in-class, integrated solution for law enforcement agencies.
Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, offers a proprietary genetic testing service, Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing, that has been used to help law enforcement crack hundreds of cases at the local, state, and federal levels, many of which had been unsolved for decades. Evidence processing, from DNA extraction and enrichment to sequencing and analysis is performed in-house, with full chain-of-custody, by experienced forensic DNA analysts. Innovative Forensic Investigations will leverage this service for law enforcement agencies, to develop high-performing genealogical profiles from challenging forensic DNA evidence.
“Othram technology enables forensic professionals to access genetic information from evidence that has previously failed with other labs and lab methods,” said David Mittelman, CEO of Othram. “We are thrilled to make this technology as accessible as possible, to everyone, so that we can help as many families get the answers they deserve.”
About Innovative Forensic Investigations:
Virginia-based Innovative Forensic Investigations is a full-service investigative genetic genealogy firm providing services to law enforcement agencies, working collaboratively through the entire lifecycle of the case, from submission to conclusion. Unique in the industry, Innovative Forensic Investigations combines years of expertise in the field of investigative genetic genealogy with deep expertise in legal, law enforcement, investigations, and family advocacy. For more information, visit www.innovativeforensic.com.
About Othram Inc.
Othram is the world’s first private DNA laboratory built specifically to apply the power of modern parallel sequencing to forensic evidence. Othram’s scientists are experts in the recovery, enrichment, and analysis of human DNA from trace quantities of degraded or contaminated materials. Founded in 2018, and located in The Woodlands, Texas, our team works with academic researchers, forensic scientists, medical examiners, and law enforcement agencies to achieve results when other approaches fail. Follow Othram on Twitter @OthramTech or visit Othram.com to learn how we can help you with your case. Visit dnasolves.com to learn how anyone can make a difference in helping solve the next cold case.