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Archive for Month: February 2011


New Evaluation Report: Comparison of Four Raman Spectrometers

Hillary Markert, Sr. Forensic Specialist – Chemistry, today presented the findings of a comparison of four commercially available, portable Raman spectrometers at the 63rd annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences symposium in Chicago. The authors examined performance of the ICx Fido® Verdict™, DeltaNu® ReporteR™, Thermo Scientific® First Defender RM™, and the Smiths Detection RespondeR™ RCI.


NFSTC in the news – video from AAFS

NFSTC forensic scientists were featured in two news reports yesterday from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Chicago. These reports, produced by NBC Channel 5 and Northwestern University, both provide a great overview of the crucial role forensic science plays in public safety. Videos feature Kevin Lothridge, NFSTC CEO, and Hillary Markert, Senior Forensic Specialist — Chemistry. (Click “read more” below to view the videos.)


NFSTC at AAFS 2011 – Register to win an iPad!

NFSTC is providing a variety of forensic science presentations this week at the AAFS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Topics include: DNA Quantitation, Field-Purposing Technologies, Blended Learning and a comparison of four portable Raman Spectrometers. We’ve also enhanced our booth this year by adding a hands-on, mock crime scene. If you’re attending the AAFS symposium, stop by booth #1008 to work the scene, learn about new forensic technologies and register to win an iPad!


Thermo Scientific® FirstDefender RM™ device evaluated by NFSTC lab

NFSTC evaluated the performance of the Thermo Scientific® FirstDefender RM™ Portable Raman Spectrometer. How did it measure up?


Visit us at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences expo next week

Are you headed to Chicago for the AAFS Symposium? NFSTC, NamUs and the Forensic Innovation Center will be there. Be sure to stop by our locations in the exhibit hall and say hello.