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STRmix Ltd. Releases STRmix v2.6

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New Version Features Improved Usability, Workflow

The latest version of the groundbreaking forensic software STRmix™ will
be launched today following a full year of development and testing.
STRmix™ is used to resolve mixed DNA profiles previously considered too
complex to interpret.

STRmix™ Version 2.6 features a user interface that has been completely
redeveloped and refreshed, providing users with vastly improved
usability and workflow. Unlike previous versions of STRmix™, Version 2.6
also enables a range of contributors to be entered when performing a
deconvolution, and now any type of stutter can be added and configured.

"We have really been listening to our user community and, by delivering
these new features, feel that we are addressing the needs they have
identified," says Martin Riegel, Chief Executive Officer of STRmix™
Ltd., the newly formed subsidiary of the New Zealand Institute of
Environmental Science and Research (ESR).

Among other new features, "Batch Mode in STRmix™ v2.6 can now run other
STRmix™ functions, such as the Likelihood Ratio from Previous, Model
Maker, and Database Search," explains Dr. John Buckleton, DSc, FRSNZ,
Forensic Scientist at ESR. "Aspects of the biological modelling have
also been updated and improved, and reports have been further enhanced."

Buckleton and fellow ESR scientist Jo-Anne Bright developed STRmix™ in
collaboration with Duncan Taylor from Forensic Science South Australia
(FSSA).

STRmix™ v2.6 is being launched just over a year after the introduction
of STRmix™ v2.5, which focused on features designed to significantly
improve functionality, speed, and ease of use.

The new features within STRmix™ are in addition to such existing
features as the ability to interpret profiles generated from different
kits; a likelihood ratio (LR) batcher tool, allowing users to calculate
multiple LRs from multiple reference inputs to a previously run
deconvolution; and a Hd true tester tool, permitting users to perform a
large number of in-silico specificity tests on a profile-by-profile
basis.

Thirty-six U.S. labs now routinely use STRmix™ to resolve DNA profiles.
This includes everything from federal agencies such as the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI to state
and local agencies, including the Michigan State Police, Texas
Department of Public Safety, and the California Department of Justice.
STRmix™ is also in various stages of installation, validation, and
training in more than 50 other U.S. labs.

To date, there have been at least 22 successful admissibility hearings
for STRmix™ in the U.S., while DNA evidence interpreted with STRmix™ has
been successfully used in numerous court cases.

Internationally, STRmix™ has been used in casework since 2012. Currently
in use in 14 labs in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland,
and Canada, STRmix™ has been used to interpret DNA evidence in more than
100,000 cases.

STRmix™ v2.6 is now available. For more information, visit http://www.esr.cri.nz/
or http://strmix.esr.cri.nz/.
To see STRmix™ v2.6 in action, visit http://player.vimeo.com/video/274011422.

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