We hope Dyejet DNA will speed up detection times, save resources, and put the fear of offending back in the minds of the offender — and not in the minds of the victims which has frequently been the case up till now
(PRWEB) May 11, 2006
Peter and Carol Pitts, from Kingskerswell, are excited by their simple but effective gadget’s potential in the market place with customers like the NHS already showing a healthy interest in their harmless but effective Dyejet DNA spray.
The husband and wife team admit: “We might just be on the cusp of a very big international product. The time is right for what we’ve devised.”
They are pinning their hopes on a distinctive yellow and black canister which is four inches long and can be worn on a safety-release necklace or in a breast pocket.
The non-aerosol spray disperses a unique DNA-injected indigo-coloured dye which is unique to the owner and can be matched on computer technology.
Retired businessman Peter hopes the Dyejet will become so popular that its name alone will deter would-be offenders from approaching their spray-carrying victims.
He and his wife, herself a former victim of crime, are confident their handy gadget could save lives, reduce attacks, reassure people and make criminal investigations a tad easier and less time-consuming for over-stretched police, who have already cast a critical eye over the Pitts’ product.
They admit they are “at the foot of the mountain” when it comes to selling their invention, although it is being actively marketed on their dyejettheoffender.com website.
Peter revealed that the concept was actually born 15 years ago when he became curious about the derivation of the phrase “woe betide.”
The expression came from the old English of “woad be dyed you” which meant the person so addressed would be coloured blue, or dyed in woad and marked as an offender.
Now the concept has been revived by Peter and Carol who are selling the sprays for just under £30.
Each spray carries about 170 doses of the DNA dye. The dye, which is water-based and harmless, will eventually wash off with effort. But the secret micro-DNA code it contains is a different matter. A simple swab can be taken from the sprayed suspect which will pick up the tagging agent holding a unique formula logged on the Dyejet DNA database via the forensic laboratory. They match the spray used with a ID number given to them by the canister buyer, usually the last four digits of a passport or National Insurance number.
Peter said the NHS had already showed some interest in the project as they have some 100,000 lone workers on their books who might feel protected by arming themselves with Dyejet.
“We hope Dyejet DNA will speed up detection times, save resources, and put the fear of offending back in the minds of the offender — and not in the minds of the victims which has frequently been the case up till now,” says Peter.
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