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In the News

February 18, 2011
State crime lab reports more than 4,000 untested rape kits
Police hope that backlog of unexamined sex crime cases can be erased by 2015
Chicago Tribune, February 17, 2011


February 14, 2011
Years of toil led to freedom for innocent man
The release of a Maui inmate is the first success by the Hawaii Innocence Project
Honolulu Star Advertiser - Feb 13, 2011


February 10, 2011
California Assembly Introduces Bill Requiring All Rape Kits Be Tested for DNA February 9, 2011


January 28, 2011
2011: The Year of National Rape Kit Backlog Reform
The Huffington Post
Sarah Tofte Posted: December 20, 2010


October 7, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK ANNOUNCES DNA CONTRACTS WITH FIVE NEW U.K. POLICE FORCES


October 7, 2010
Read About the Joyful Hearth Foundation and End the Backlog
Together we can work to end the rape kit backlog and improve our collective response to survivors of sexual violence.


October 5, 2010
Men exonerated in 30-year-old murder case with help of Orchid Cellmark DNA testing
Three men were incorrectly convicted of murder in the winter of 1980. Because of the details surrounding the case, the Innocence Project of New Orleans thought the confessions might have been false and became involved. The results of a DNA test performed by Orchid Cellmark did not match any of the three men convicted of rape and murder, but instead matched a neighbor who lived just up the road from the victim. Two of the men were set free after 30 years behind bars while the third man died in prison.


September 24, 2010
Making a Difference
Blog By Mariska Hargitay
Over the course of my 12 years playing detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, I have learned a great deal about sexual violence in the United States. I wish our storylines were pure fiction, but all too often, the horrific stories we tell on our show are based on harsh, sobering, troubling realities.


September 7, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK AND ACCIPITER ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT


September 1, 2010
Three Decade Old Murder Mystery Solved Using DNA
Riverside County sheriff's homicide detectives solved the 1977 murder of a Rubidoux bartender by submitting hair found clenched in the victim's hand to a private laboratory in Texas for DNA testing.


August 17, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK GRANTED TWO-YEAR EXTENSIONS TO NORTHWEST/SOUTHWEST AND WALES REGIONAL FORENSIC TENDER CONTRACTS IN U.K.


August 5, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK REPORTS INCREASED REVENUE FOR SECOND QUARTER 2010


July 29, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK TO ANNOUNCE SECOND QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL RESULTS ON AUGUST 5, 2010


July 19, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK SUCCESSFUL IN DNA ANALYSIS OF FROMELLES WAR GRAVE SAMPLE


July 8, 2010
New Technique of Using Family's DNA Led Police to 'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Los Angeles Police Chief Says New Technique Will 'Change Policing in America'
A new technique called familial DNA led police to 57-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr., who was charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder Wednesday in the infamous "Grim Sleeper" slayings in Los Angeles.


June 28, 2010
DNA Testing for Crimes Will Be Quicker
The Lake Stevens Police Department is constantly looking for ways to help the community and by contracting with DNA testing company Orchid Cellmark, they will be able to process DNA evidence from property crimes faster and more efficiently.


May 28, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK TO PRESENT AT THE 2010 BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH SMALL AND MID CAP CONFERENCE


May 6, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL RESULTS


April 29, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK TO ANNOUNCE FIRST QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL RESULTS ON MAY 6, 2010


April 12, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK PRAISES FBI RE-EVALUATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR OUTSOURCING DNA FORENSIC TESTING TO PRIVATE LABORATORIES


April 7, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK ACQUIRES STRAND ANALYTICAL'S PATERNITY AND IMMIGRATION TESTING BUSINESS UNIT


March 31, 2010
BRUCE DALZIEL TO JOIN ORCHID CELLMARK BOARD OF DIRECTORS


March 11, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS


March 5, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK TO ANNOUNCE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS ON MARCH 11, 2010


March 2, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK AWARDED MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT FOR DNA PATERNITY TESTING FOR STATE OF MICHIGAN


January 14, 2010
ORCHID CELLMARK TO CONSOLIDATE U.S. FORENSICS TESTING AT DALLAS FACILITY


May 23, 2009
Relentless Cop's DNA Quest in Cardigan Killer Case
When Sydney Detective Sergeant Damian Loone boarded a Qantas plane bound for the United States he had more than just a wallet and newspaper in his hand luggage. Inside his case was a hoard of DNA samples - 15 swabs taken from the mouths of family members of missing Australians plus specimens of unidentified bones and tissue collected by NSW Police.


January 23, 2009
State claims DNA, Williams link Raul Cortez to murders
Prosecutors try to put Raul Cortez at the scene of the Truett Street murders with testimony from alleged co-conspirator Eddie Ray Williams and DNA collected from the murder scene.


June 11, 2008
ORCHID CELLMARK LAUNCHES NEW PATERNITY AND DNA TESTING WEB SITE
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April 23, 2008
Orchid Cellmark applauds expansion of federal forensic DNA identity testing to include all arrestees
New Federal Rules Authorizing DNA Testing of Federal Arrestees Expected to Boost Law Enforcement’s Ability to Combat Crime Complements Recent Moves by States to Expand their DNA Database


April 21, 2008
Orchid Cellmark to open a new forensic facility in the United Kingdom to meet increasing demand for its services
New Facility to be Opened in the North West of England


October 31, 2007
Orchid Cellmark Purchases ReliaGene Technologies, Inc.


July 23, 2007
Trail of 2 test tubes
www.denverpost.com


July 10, 2007
Orchid Cellmark's forensic DNA testing services aid in exoneration of NJ man wrongfully convicted of brutal rape and murder
Pro Bono Laboratory Services Supplied to the Innocence Project Help in Freeing Another Wrongfully Convicted Individual After Years of Incarceration


May 21, 2007
DNA Critical to Stranger Rape Cases
seatlepi.nwsource.com


May 15, 2007
Byron Halsey Is Proven Innocent through DNA
www.innocenceproject.org