Business Is Anything But Dying


Hispanic Business — Wednesday, 1 March 2000

Los Angeles-based Autopsy/Post Services, Inc. (APSI), specializes in forensic and private autopsies, exhumations, and organ retrieval.

Death never takes a vacation, which means that Vidal Herrera has a constant source of income. His company, Los Angeles-based Autopsy/Post Services, Inc. (APSI), specializes in forensic and private autopsies, exhumations, and organ retrieval. Mr. Herrera, a former deputy coroner for Los Angeles County, has found a customer based among the hospitals, research institutions, organ procurement foundations, families, medical malpractice attorneys, and law enforcement agencies. The company expects to perform more than 800 procedures this year. To market its services, APSI has painted its vans with 1-800-AUTOPSY and maintains a web site at www.1800autopsy.com In the future, new technology promises to help the company's expansion through post-mortem DNA testing and bio-hazardous clean-ups. Mr. Herrera notes that “with the aging population, we have a guaranteed market for the next 40 years.”

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