Patricio Carrasco

Patricio Carrasco
University of the Andes (Chile) | UANDES · Faculty of Dentistry

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Co-founder of the biotechnology start up INFORENSIC.SPA, together with Dra. Carolina Inostroza S.

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Introduction
Currently we are editing two papers referring to the use of dental pulp as a reservoir of good quality nuclear DNA to be used in Sanger platform (STR) and NGS (parallel mass sequencing), to obtain genetic profiles for forensic identification.
Additional affiliations
January 2022 - present
Inforensic.SpA
Position
  • CEO
Description
  • Together with Dr. Carolina Inostroza we created a biotechnological company to provide services in obtaining human DNA for forensic, criminalistic and bioanthropological purposes with a new method patented in the USA and Chile.

Publications

Publications (13)
Patent
(EN)The present invention is related to a method for obtaining dental pulp and root cement in the forensic dentistry field, wherein the method comprises the steps of: (a) obtaining a tooth; (b) taking a digital radiography to the tooth; (c) external rehydrating of the tooth; (d) perforating the rehydrated tooth; (e) internal rehydrating of dentin p...
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Background: The correct estimation of the post mortem interval (PMI) can be crucial on the success of a forensic investigation. Diverse methods have been used to estimate PMI, considering physical changes that occur after death, such as mortis algor, livor mortis, among others. Degradation after death of dental pulp is a complex process that has n...
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Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can infect the human gut, and its cagA+ strains are associated with local pathologies, such as ulceration and gastric cancer [1]. The prevalence of H. pylori is 44.3 %, with developing countries reporting a higher prevalence [2]. Subjects with H. pylori, although asymptomatic [3], will undoubtedly establish gastric i...
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The summary of a new protocol that can be entered into a health service is displayed. Request more information to pcarrasco@miuandes.cl Health services have repeatedly been dealing with unidentified individuals at registration and misidentification incidents. For every single event, at the same time, healthcare professionals are unaware of the ide...
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New Forensic Kit. Dental Forensic Kit (DFK), patented in Chile and the USA. Useful in forensic genetics, post mortem interval, and toxicological analysis.
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Background Most of the protocols described for obtaining DNA from dental tissues are methods that involve major laboratory equipment and many hours of work. They are also methodologies that almost destroy the tooth. Aim Our aim was to develop an innovative workflow for optimizing dental DNA extraction from teeth. Our methodological proposal is a n...
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Human dental remains encountered in criminal casework evidence, missing person cases, or mass disaster tragedies provide a valuable sample source for DNA typing when suitable soft tissue is unavailable. Using traditional methods, teeth samples can be challenging to process, resulting in low-quantity and/or quality nuclear DNA and insufficient profi...
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Degraded DNA poses a cri/cal challenge for forensic DNA laboratories and is o6en encountered in crime scene samples, cold case evidence, and uniden/fied remains associated with missing persons cases or mass disaster tragedies. Severely degraded samples, such as teeth and bones, are tradi/onally reserved for mitochondrial DNA processing due to inade...
Research Proposal
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Proyecto mundial de Base de Dato de Microbioma Forense ( J. Craig Venter Institute (USA))
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In a forensic investigation there are several forensic and criminology unknowns to be elucidated, such as, species, sex, age, identity, cause and date of death of the victim or perpetrator. Some biological phenomena have been used to collaborate in determining the forensic age of an individual. Many authors and researchers have proposed different w...
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In a forensic investigation there are several forensic and criminology unknowns to be elucidated, such as, species, sex, age, identity, cause and date of death of the victim or perpetrator. Some biological phenomena have been used to collaborate in determining the forensic age of an individual. Many authors and researchers have proposed different w...

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Projects (3)
Project
Check the effectiveness of the DFK (R) forensic kit in the generation of useful genetic profiles for forensic identification, in challenging cases (air accidents, massive disasters, etc.) occurred in the ocean, from the study of dental pieces.
Project
Please review https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014188345