burned house and sofa on fire

Success Story: Identifying Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris and Providing Error Rates for Purposes of Testifying

NIJ and University of Central Florida Report Date November 2016 Impact “This technique provides an alternative objective method for classifying ignitable liquid residues, which is one of the only viable options for helping to progress fire debris analysis beyond a…
skeletons

Success Story: Creating an International Databank of Skeletal Biomarkers for Human Identification

NIJ and University of South Florida Report Date September 2016 Impact “Forensic anthropology today is largely about applying methods and theory from studies in human variation to aid in the identification of human remains. The key is to find an…
mitochondria and DNA strands

Success Story: Customizing NextGENe Software for Forensic Applications

NIJ and CHORI – Collaboration with SoftGenetics® and California Department of Justice Report Date April 2016 Impact “Mitochondrial analysis holds significant potential for the forensic community and represents a great market opportunity for SoftGenetics®. As part of Dr. Calloway’s NIJ…
DNA strand gloved hand with tube

Success Story: Addressing a Key Challenge for PCR-Based Forensic Tests

NIJ and DNA Polymerase Technologies Report Date April 2016 Impact “DNA Polymerase Technologies has done impressive work engineering Taq mutants and in determining the proper combination of PCR enhancer cocktails to assess STR profiles in challenging samples.” – Robert Bever,…