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World Trade Center Utah Highlights the M-Vac System

Going Global: M-Vac Systems

Originally posted in WTCU Newsletter August 10, 2017

After sitting as a cold case for nearly four decades, the 1977 murder of a Salt Lake City teenager was solved earlier this year thanks to the help of a wet vacuum DNA collection system designed by Sandy-based M-Vac Systems, a Utah company founded in 2002.

The DNA collection method pulled the murder’s full DNA profile from carefully preserved evidence, where the DNA could be used in the re-opened investigation and the murderer’s eventual conviction. Since 2012, M-Vac’s vacuum system has become an important tool in crime scene investigations domestically and internationally. M-Vac Chief Operating Officer Wayne Carlsen says China is one of the company’s largest export markets. Other growing foreign markets include the United Kingdom, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Australia.

“Agencies using the M-Vac system, especially for difficult cases or when the evidence is large, rough or porous, are getting impressive results,” says President Jared Bradley, who notes that an increasing number of domestic and international police agencies and crime labs utilize the M-Vac System in their investigations.

“As investigators are assigned difficult cases, having a tool like the M-Vac immediately available helps immensely,” he continues. “It can collect critical DNA evidence from a variety of surfaces at the crime scene, in the evidence processing facility or in the crime lab. As the world’s most advanced wet-vacuum forensic DNA collection system, the M-Vac opens up cases and evidence to potential DNA profiles that were not available in the past.”

On June 8, the company received one of 13 Export Acceleration Grants from World Trade Center Utah to help grow its exports. Carlsen says the money will be used to help facilitate M-Vac’s growth in Singapore and Vietnam. Though it is a small company, M-Vac Systems is a world leader in wet-vacuum forensic DNA collection. Made in the USA and engineered for maximum collection capabilities, the company’s technology is the most innovative and capable forensic DNA material collection tool available for crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, sexual assault nurse examiners and other law enforcement specialists.

For a more detailed description of the product and validation data visit why mvac? Additional information is available at or by calling 801-523-3962.

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