Category: forensic

DNA concentration method detects diclofenac residues

MiVac evaporator from Genevac used for forensic detection of diclofenac

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain and reduce inflammation in humans and animals, which is implicated in the dramatic decline in scavenger species in some parts of the world. A traditional method of livestock carcass disposal…

Grinding tool for comminution of the smallest quantities

WITH a footprint of just 20x30cm and a weight of 7kg, the Fritsch Pulverisette 23 mini-mill is promoted as the ideal tool for reducing small volume samples for laboratory analysis by X-ray fluorescence and infrared spectroscopy. Typical applications of the…

Forensic fingerprinting from spent cartridges

A NOVEL system to image fingerprints on spent gun cartridges has been made available to forensics experts thanks to a custom made lens from Resolve Optics. The new technique, Cartridge Electrostatic Recovery and Analysis (Cera), can extract fingerprints when other…

Forensic imaging in both visible and UV

ANYBODY who has watched the various ‘crime scene’ television serials will have probably have seen the use of ultraviolet (UV) light to disclose trace evidence. While the dramatic representations are not exactly true to the procedures in real-life forensic evidence…

Rapid forensic assessment of glass trace evidence

DETERMINING the refractive index of glass fragments for forensic purposes is about to become faster and easier, says Craic Technologies, with the launch of its rIQ microspectrophotometry system. Glass particles are common at crime scenes, the company notes, and forensic…

Lab-on-a-truck makes US tour

YOU’VE heard of lab-on-a-chip, the incorporation of microfluidic circuitry into a sliver of silicon or plastic that promises to do to chemistry what transistors and integrated circuits did for electronics. At the other end of the scale we now have…

Laboratories go live at Analytica 2012

A NEW development at Analytica 2012 will be the creation of ‘genuine’ laboratory spaces within the exhibition halls. Daily experiment presentations will be held in which exhibiting companies will be able to demonstrate their equipment and instruments. The Live Labs…

Automated storage for at-risk samples

A THIRD-generation automated sample storage system specifically designed for the storage of sensitive biological samples at ultra-low temperatures has been launched by Hamilton Storage Technologies. The BiOS store can cope with anything from 250,000 to ten million sample tubes stored…