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Live streaming begins Tuesday for Trace Evidence Symposium

The Trace Evidence Symposium is underway in Kansas City, Missouri. Want to see how it’s going but can’t jump on a plane? Major portions of this event will be available at no charge via online streaming; no registration is required. Streaming sessions and breakouts can be viewed beginning at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, August 9.


DNA Quantitation Comparison Study now available

The Quantitation of DNA findings presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2011 symposium have been compiled into a technology evaluation report. The report evaluates three popular quantitation standards by assessing the R2 value, slope, Y-intercept and resulting DNA quantities.


Scientific posters and evaluation reports available

The scientific posters presented last month at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) symposium in Chicago are now available online. You can find them on our Technology Evaluations pages for Chemistry, Biology/DNA and Crime Scene Investigation.


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.


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?