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Archive for Month: December 2009


NFSTC earns honors in Ultimate Management Team awards

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) executive team was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the area’s top management teams. CEO Kevin Lothridge, COO David Epstein and Chief Projects Officer David Sylvester accepted the award at the Journal’s event in early December. NFSTC took the 5th spot in a field of 20 finalists. The current management team has worked together since 2003 and has led the organization to new success levels over the past three years.


Evaluation team tests new Promega STR amplification kit

TECH-EVAL NFSTC recently completed its technical evaluation of Promega’s PowerPlex® 16 HS STR amplification kit. This evaluation utilized the same sample set and performance standards as NFSTC’s previously published study of eight commercially available STR amplification kits.


NFSTC puts PHAZIR™ through its paces

TECH-EVAL Near-infrared spectroscopy is currently utilized in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical manufacturing, agriculture, environmental monitoring and petrochemical production. But is it the right technology for rapidly identifying materials such as controlled substances and explosives? NFSTC recently evaluated the Polychromix PHAZIR™ analyzer to find out.