Test and Evaluation

Objective analysis for your devices

Developers of new devices, processes and instruments come to NFSTC for efficient and honest evaluations; our results are thorough and trusted. For the past 10 years, NFSTC scientists have  tested and evaluated new technology, putting new tools through their paces.

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New products, new uses

Does a new instrument work as intended?  Can an older instrument be applied to forensics in a new way?  NFSTC works with manufacturers and developers to establish testing criteria, then performs all testing and provides complete reporting.

To fully evaluate a given technology, NFSTC assesses performance in conformity, reproducibility, sensitivity, specificity, maintenance, portability and sample use. Also evaluated are user-experience items like controls, screen readability, weight and packaging. User manuals and troubleshooting instructions can be evaluated and end-users surveyed to provide a complete picture of how a piece of technology will work in the field or could be improved.

Results of many NFSTC evaluations of DNA, instrumentation and crime scene investigation technology have been presented as scientific posters and evaluation reports.

Transition, training and manuals

Your product support can also include end-user materials and training. NFSTC has in-house instructional designers and technical writers, and can provide training design, delivery, and user documentation for any piece of equipment. Our complete, end-to-end service can improve product development, documentation and the end-user experience.

Contact as at sales@nfstc.org to learn more about how our T&E services can strengthen your products.

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NOTE:  NFSTC’s technology evaluations are objective assessments and are not to be construed or used as  endorsement, recommendation or approval of the technology. All equipment model numbers, specifications and prices were current at the time of the evaluation and are subject to change without notice or revision.

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