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NFSTC unveils evaluation of field-portable Raman spectrometer

To help laboratories assess the strengths and limitations of Raman technology for evidence identification, NFSTC conducted an evaluation of the performance of the Smiths Detection RespondeR™ RCI Raman Spectrometer.

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Save the date! DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop

Mark your calendar to attend the free, 3‐day DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop for public US Crime Laboratories. March 15‐17, 2011, in Clearwater, FL.

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Evaluation sheds light on laser vs. LED tools

TECH-EVAL To help laboratories assess the strengths and limitations of LED and laser light sources for evidence identification, NFSTC conducted an evaluation comparing the performance of the Coherent® Semiconductor Laser to the Rofin Forensic Polilight® Flare Plus.

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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.

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NFSTC recognized for contributions to forensic science

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) was presented with the August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award for contributions to forensic science by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).