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Changes in the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)

As you may have heard, the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) will be handing over the operation of the FTCoE system to Research Triangle Institute (RTI) at the end of this calendar year. It has been a long journey since NFSTC developed and launched the Center in 2007. During […]


Free Drug and Explosive Detection Workshop Available Online

Presentations and videos from September’s technology transition workshop, Field Detection of Drugs and Explosive Odor Signatures Using Planar Solid Phase Microextraction Ion Mobility Spectrometry (PSPME-IMS), are now available online free from NFSTC. This training provides law enforcement with a novel approach for detecting and sampling illicit drugs and explosives.


Crime scenes, field forensics, tools and training

Come see NFSTC at the IACP Conference in Chicago. Stop by booth #2131 to check out the interactive crime scene scenario, get the scoop on virtual reality crime scene training, learn about new digital evidence training, and more. While you’re there, register to win an iPad!


What’s the smartest DNA decontamination solution? New study puts them to the test.

The findings of a comparison study conducted at NFSTC’s laboratory have just been re-released on NFSTC.org. The DNA decontamination study compares the industry mainstay, 10% bleach solution, to two specialized decontaminants, STERIPLEX SD and Pure Blu. Who will clean up?


Web-based Workshop Registration: Rapid Biological Screening & Analysis

Registration is open for the Technology Transition Workshop on Rapid Biological Screening & Analysis Methodologies for Improving Throughput. This free workshop, which will be held daily from 1-3:15 PM (Eastern) on October 24-26, 2011, will be available via Internet WebEx-based broadcast sessions on a secure website and include real time Q&A with the instructor(s) immediately following.