What is Sperm Tracker ?
Rape is a global scourge. It is estimated that 1 woman out of 5 will face rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. Hidden truth lies in millions of unsolved rapes that cannot be proven in the absence of evidence found, sperm traces in front. According to RAINN, out of 1000 sexual assaults, only 4.6 rapists will go to jail.
Crime Scene and Crime Laboratory Technicians often face the difficult task to locate semen traces on evidences and on the scene within a short period of time.
If alternate light sources are widely used, scientific literature agrees that they are unspecific (false positives) and insensitive (false negatives).
It is sometimes estimated that 30% of semen stains are missed by alternate light sources available on the market. Acid Phosphatase spot tests, if more sensitive and specific, are using carcinogen reagent for the user, are long to perform, require lab-prepared mixtures and often lead to repositioning issue and wrong sampling.
After years of research in collaboration with the French Scientific Police (SNPS), AXO Science is now bringing to the forensic experts the Sperm Tracker Technology that improves both sensitivity and specificity of semen detection and offers many advantages to crime laboratory experts and CSI for detecting semen stains.
Two products for Total Scene Screening
Screen the rape scene
STK Spray disrupts current procedures by instantly & reliably detecting semen traces directly on the scene.
We empower Police forces by bringing this new tool to the very hands of Crime Technicians, on site and allow a complete screening of a rape case.
Stop wasting time with tons of false positives and never leave a crucial evidence behind again.
Screen clothes in the lab
Mapping technics often use toxic reagents that are then time consuming and dangerous to use both for DNA and the operator.
Alternate Light Sources are known for generating lots of false positives and also...false negatives.
STK Lab is ready to use, non-toxic, highly sensitive and specific to semen.
One solution to screen victim's body and hair
Screen victim's body and hair
AXO Science has developed STK Skin, a sprayable solution that allows to specifically detect semen on victim’s skin and hair.
Non-toxic, reliable and specific, STK Skin is the essential solution for forensic experts.
They trust us
The initial trial of using STK Spray went well. Seminal fluid fluoresced as expected.
The investigator that studied the STK sperm tracker paper is very happy with the product.
Tested in parallel with Crimescope (CSS filter and orange and red glasses) STK Sperm Tracker clearly showed its ability to overcome fabric constraints (improved sensitivity) and to carry out two operations in one: both pinpoint stains and reveal their acid phosphatase activity. More reliable, faster and easier to set than the method currently in force within the INPS, STK Sperm Tracker represents a real step forward in the forensic field.
Both the STK Lab and Spray worked very well. I tested the products on undilute semen stains on a laminate tile and two dark polyester fabrics. The fluorescence was quickly and clearly visible.
Results are very promising, sperm dog to locate the area and STK Spray to find the sperm traces in the last square meter, it looks like a very efficient team work.