Forensic samples are among the most difficult specimens to process because they are often limited in quantity, may be environmentally exposed, and may be on substrates that contain PCR inhibitors. The quantity and quality of genomic DNA extracted and purified from a forensic sample is directly correlated to the success of downstream analysis.

We provide a comprehensive range of sample preparation and extraction solutions, including the Applied Biosystems PrepFiler extraction chemistry product line, Automate Express extraction instrument, Card Processing Automation 200 (CPA200) system, and the Prep-n-Go Buffer.

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The AutoMate Express Forensic DNA Extraction System is an easy-to-use, robust benchtop instrument that utilizes the PrepFiler Express and PrepFiler Express BTA chemistries to achieve maximized performance for downstream STR analysis.

The Card Processing Automation 200 (CPA200) is a semi-automated puncher designed to process human blood or saliva DNA samples, collected on filter paper or cards, in forensic and paternity laboratories.

Prep-n-Go Buffer is a superior buffer designed to help enable high-quality direct PCR amplification of single source samples collected on untreated paper or buccal swabs.

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Forensic DNA analysis of highly degraded samples

From understanding how body decomposition affects forensic DNA analysis to simulating IED explosions with the goal of finding touch amounts of DNA, Sheree Hughes-Stamm, PhD, from Sam Houston State University describes her work on optimizing DNA extraction and STR analysis methods, and when to apply next-generation sequencing to her studies.

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