Bode Technology, a leading provider of forensic services, will expand its DNA testing services lab in Fairfax County, Virginia. The $2 million project is expected to create 70 new jobs.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia and will support Bode’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies.
“For more than 25 years, Bode Technology has called Virginia our home, and today’s announcement is a testament to that bond,” said Mike Cariola, CEO of Bode Technology. “To help fight crime, we need to hire the most talented scientists in the world, and the universities in Virginia and surrounding areas have been essential to our success. Demand for our services has increased, and today we are recruiting talented scientists from across the country to join us here in Fairfax County so that we can continue our mission.”
Based in Lorton, Virginia, Bode Technology operates one of the most internationally respected private forensic DNA laboratories and provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, DNA analysis services, and research services to law.
“Bode Technology’s success over the past 25 years clearly demonstrates the value of Northern Virginia’s world-class higher education institutions, research assets, and skilled talent pipeline,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “This incredible company is able to tap into the Commonwealth’s high concentration of biotech workers to help agencies around the globe identify criminals, solve cold cases, and identify remains from wars and natural disasters, making our society safer and providing closure to families with lost loved ones. We salute Bode Technology’s mission and look forward to supporting its future growth.”
“Bode Technology is one of Fairfax County’s most unique and impactful companies because of its leadership in forensic DNA services,” said Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) President and CEO Victor Hoskins. “We are proud to have worked with Bode over many years, and we look forward to helping the company continue to expand its operations in the county.”