ANDE corporation’s rapid DNA identification system first to receive FBI approval under new standards

Milestone marks major step toward use of Rapid DNA in police booking stations to dramatically reduce violent crime.
ANDE® Corporation announced that its ANDE Rapid DNA™ Identification System has received National DNA Index System (NDIS) approval from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The approval allows accredited NDIS laboratories to process DNA samples using the ANDE system and search the resulting ANDE DNA IDs™ against the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) program, without manual interpretation or technical review.

The ANDE system performs Rapid DNA Identification—the fully-automated generation and interpretation of DNA IDs—in less than two hours, outside the lab, by non-technical users. To learn more about ANDE and its Rapid DNA Identification System, please visit
The Rapid DNA Act of 2017 calls for DNA testing of arrestees in police booking stations, with the goal of identifying arrestees wanted in connection with rapes, murders, and other crimes while they are still in police custody (instead of being released within hours, without performing DNA identification, as is currently the case). By identifying suspects quickly, Rapid DNA testing of arrestees has the potential to identify repeat criminals, dramatically reducing the rate of violent crimes. The Rapid DNA Act of 2017 requires NDIS approval of Rapid DNA Systems to be used in police booking stations, and ANDE is the first and only system to receive this approval.




“This approval represents a major milestone for public safety, and I thank the FBI and the major laboratories that worked so diligently to make this a reality,” said George Heinrichs, CEO of ANDE Corporation. “Most rapists and murderers are serial criminals, and Rapid DNA at the police station will link them to their earlier unsolved crimes while still in custody. We look forward to working closely with state and local Law Enforcement and the FBI to implement the ANDE system in police booking stations across the country.”
The value of ANDE Rapid DNA Identification Systems in police booking stations is that law enforcement will be able to link arrestees to any violent crimes before they are released and to exonerate the innocent. The importance of booking station implementation is highlighted by several critical facts:
• One in five women (18.3 percent) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives. 37.4% of female victims were first raped between ages 18-24, according to the Center for Disease Control.
• A study of over 400,000 prisoners in 30 states found that 71.3 percent of violent offenders and 82.1 percent of property offenders were rearrested for a new crime, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.
• 14 percent of all unsolved homicides and 18 percent of unsolved rapes contained evidence that was not submitted by law enforcement agencies to crime labs for analysis, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.