From validation to field test — the Investigator STR Plus chemistry for human identity testing


Listen to this webinar to learn about customers' first experiences with QIAGEN's new STR Plus chemistry. The webinar shows data from the validation and field testing of the Investigator ESSplex Plus Kit. This kit has the fastest workflow in the new Eurpoean Standard Set (ESS) format. Its performance was externally validated at 10 different sites in Europe before its launch.

QIAGEN is pleased to host Stefan Kutranov of LGC UK, who talks about his field test experiences with the kit and looks at the way the generated data compare to those from other commercially available kits. QIAGEN's own Dr. Lars Bochmann, Global Product Manager of the human identity and forensics assay portfolio, gives an overview of QIAGEN's internal validation processes for the Investigator STR assays.

This webinar:

Introduces the new Investigator ESSplex Plus Kit
Shows data from the external and internal validation studies
Presents data on the high sensitivity and inhibitor resistance of the kit
Shows comparison data with other assay kits for the ESS format

Dr. Lars Bochmann

Lars Bochmann
Dr. Lars Bochmann obtained his degree in biochemistry and cell biology from Jacobs University Bremen in Germany in 2005. After spending a year studying molecular medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA, he joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). He received his PhD jointly from the EMBL and Heidelberg University, Germany. Dr. Bochmann holds the position of Global Product Manager in QIAGEN's Human Identity and Forensic Testing Group. Since 2010, he has been responsible for QIAGEN's human identity and forensic testing assay portfolio, including the new Investigator STR Plus chemistry.
Stefan Kutranov

Stefan Kutranov is a Senior Researcher, Innovation and Development, in the Science and Technology Division of LGC Ltd. He joined LGC in 2001 as a DNA Ananlyst. He later supervised the operation of the Scene of the Crime DNA laboratories and was responsible for the validation and implementation of new methodologies. His current role involves developing and validating new technologies for use in LGC's Forensic DNA laboratories. He recently performed a comparison study involving the new generation of STR PCR kits, and carried out a field test on the Investigator ESSplex Plus Kit.