Biology & DNA

Technology Evaluations for Biology & DNA Analysis

NFSTC’s forensic DNA analysts evaluate existing and emerging technologies and present their findings in scientific reports. These evaluation reports provide agencies with objective information that can assist decision-makers in selecting the most appropriate technologies for their needs and budget.

Evaluation Reports

To download specific evaluations, click on the links below.  (Adobe Reader is required to view the documents. To download the free Reader, click here.)

Biological Fluid Collection Device Comparison Study
Evaluation Report

Comparison Study of Disinfectants for Decontamination
Evaluation Report

Assessment of Commercially Available DNA Quantitation Standards
Evaluation ReportPosterHandout

Applied Biosystems’ AmpFℓSTR® Identifiler® Plus Amplification KitIdentifiler Plus
Evaluation Report

BioTx Innovac® II Vacuum Device
Evaluation Report

Promega PowerPlex® 16 HS Amplification KitQIAGEN QIAcube
Evaluation Report

QIAGEN QIAcube™ Robotic Workstation
Evaluation Report

The Evaluation of Eight Commercially Available STR Kits
Evaluation ReportPosterHandoutAdditional Study

The Benefit of Using the QIAGEN MinElute® PCR Purification Kit for Post-PCR Cleanup on Low-Level DNA Samples
Evaluation ReportPosterHandoutAdditional Study

Network Biosystems Genebench FX™-100
Evaluation Report

NOTE:  NFSTC’s technology evaluations are objective assessments and are not to be construed or used as endorsement, recommendation or approval of the technology. All equipment model numbers, specifications and prices were current at the time of the evaluation and are subject to change without notice or revision.