NFSTC Contributions Featured in Techbeat
Several NFSTC programs are highlighted in the Spring 2010 edition of Techbeat, a special edition focusing on the forensic sciences. The publication includes articles about NamUs, DNA Clean Techniques, FIDEX, DNA.gov and more.
Evaluation sheds light on laser vs. LED tools
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.
Evaluation team tests new Promega STR amplification kit
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
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.
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).