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” I realized the solution to the problem: a device was needed to collect and process a swab in the same way that laboratories currently process a blood tube. “

In 2012, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) had a problem.

Or rather, they perceived a problem in the system they were tasked to oversee. Genetic testing was on the rise, and laboratories were using new technologies and methods to do things they never could before. In forensic science, processing was taking off, accelerating. But their counterparts, the crime scene investigators who provided the samples for testing, were not advancing at the same pace. To collect a quality DNA sample onsite and keep it preserved on the way to the lab without refrigeration was a challenge not yet addressed by the recent innovations in the field. Law enforcement was falling behind, and a disparity was growing between the two roles.

To bridge that gap, the NIJ collaborated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to form a panel of experts on the subject that could outline a solution and establish standards for the future. Thus, The Biological Evidence Preservation Handbook was born, published in April of 2013.

While serving on this panel, I realized the solution to the problem. A device was needed to collect and process a swab in the same way that laboratories currently process a blood tube. And in 2012, I invented the SwabSaver, which I was certain would revolutionize the field, and I submitted a patent. The patent process proved to be much longer than anticipated, so I started my first company Fast Forward Forensics to sell other collection devices in the meantime. Finally in 2015, the SwabSaver was patented, and I received the necessary funding to move forward in 2018. By then, my team and I had even bigger plans, and we baked them straight into the name of my new company, Gentueri Inc. “Tueri” is Latin for protection, and we wanted to emphasize genetic protection, not only collecting samples but preserving them from the point of collection to the laboratory.

Everything was in order, and we were ready to start manufacturing our own products for non-invasive sample collection and preservation. By 2020, the SwabSaver was in pilot production, and I could not have been more excited. And then the pandemic hit.

Well, there was certainly bad news. But the good news was that we were in a perfect position to really help our community and make a difference during a time when most could not. So, Gentueri leapt into action. Directed by CDC guidelines, and partnering with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, we registered four Covid-19 collection kits under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). All told, we supplied a total of almost two million kits to health departments around the Midwest.

I’m grateful to say that with that level of relevance to the biggest issue on the national docket, Gentueri grew rapidly. We were able to relocate from a 4,000 sq.ft facility to 10,000 sq.ft. We added additional cleanrooms, and most importantly, we were able to generate enough revenue to initiate automation into the manufacturing of our collection devices. Where previously twelve people could make 10,000 swabs per week, suddenly, two people could make that volume in a day. In 2021, Gentueri was recognized as the 112th fastest growing company in the US, and in Wisconsin, we were #1.

Of course, past 2021, the demand for Covid kits diminished. It was time to take all of our new resources and pivot towards new initiatives and improving our collection
devices. With our lowered cost of production, we could now engage with international markets. But even domestically, the contemporary and potential usage of non-invasive sample collection had exploded into a more verdant landscape than I ever could have imagined back in 2012.

Today, more than ever before, Gentueri is all about providing you with the complete package: products that bring confidence andquality from the collection of remote samples, to preservation and transport, all the way to the laboratory, with streamlined process integration.

We realize there is more to be done-we’re working on a submission for FDA clearance to begin providing for markets like disease screening, inheritance, and reproductive health. In the meantime, we have a line of innovative, quality products to offer for a wide variety of applications, including forensics, genetic testing, nutrition, and animal diagnostics.

What laboratories can do with biological samples is a marvel that changes every day. What they need in order to make it all happen, however, hasn’t changed. What they want is a tube, with a nice barcode on the outside and a clean, quality sample on the inside, that is ready for automated processing in their instruments. Previously, that referred to a tube of blood. However, forensic scientists have known for decades that a professionally drawn blood tube just isn’t an available option for every situation. Presently, those working in health and medicine are realizing a blood draw is not always necessary to obtain a robust sample to provide accurate results. Additionally, those in public health have begun to notice the potential for more equitable, diverse population studies that remote sample collection presents. The field of genetics has simply advanced beyond the need for the quantity of DNA that blood samples provide and can no longer afford the limitations they impose.

At Gentueri, we see all of this. That’s why we have dedicated our expertise to developing innovative devices and kits that can provide high quality samples for higher rates of success and optimum results.

We have experience with the gravity that non-invasive biological samples and their applications already have in our society, and we have watched as the future potential of those applications have bubbled up and come to a rolling boil.

All it needs are the right tools, and we have a decades-long head start on developing them.


Randy Nagy


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Our Policy: Welcome to our Gentueri inc. (Company) website. This Site is operated by Company and has been created to provide information about our company, our products and the services we offer. This Privacy Policy sets forth Company’s policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from visitors to the Site. Information We Collect:

When you interact with us or contact us through our website we may gather Personal Data and other information from, as further described below: Personal Data That You Provide Through the Services: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such
as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, or register for access on our website. Wherever Company collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to us, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Company and the authorized third parties referred to herein. Other Information: Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Company or our website, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Company may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Company affiliates, agents or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process. Our website may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our website gives to your browser when you access it. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the website and help us analyze the website usage more accurately. For instance, our website may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access it without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turncookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the website features. Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of our website, Company often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Company may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Company may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. Analytics and Tracking Technologies: We may, and we may allow third party service providers to, use cookies (as noted above) or other tracking technologies to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the website. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use our website and enhance your experience when you use it. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information: Company uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the website, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Related Companies”) may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the website to help us improve its content and functionality, to better understand our users and to improve it. Company and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services and products we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below. Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:
Company is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below: Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultant, and Related Third Parties: Company, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function. Legal Requirements: Company may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Company, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability. Your Choices: You can visit our website without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain services. Exclusions: This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Company other than Personal Data collected through the website. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Company through the website or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the website, such as forums, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Company shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution. Children: Company does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the website. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on the website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Company through the website, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases. Links to Other Websites: This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Company (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Services do not imply that Company endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies. Security: Company takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the website from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the website may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Company via the Internet.

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The website and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Company to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Company reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the website after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy. Access to Information, Contacting the Company: To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services. Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Company’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of the website You may contact us as follows: info@gentueri.com read less

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