Better STR profiles from trace evidence — validation of MinElute for post-amplification cleanup of forensic samples


Two forensic laboratory scientists discuss why they have chosen the MinElute PCR Purification Kit for post-PCR cleanup and how they did their validation.

Topics covered in their talks include:

Post-PCR purification for low-copy number (LCN) samples
Validation of the manual MinElute procedure
Validation of the automated MinElute procedure on the QIAcube

Jay A. Caponera

Jay A. Caponera is a Forensic Scientist II (DNA) with the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center.
Bruce J. Heidebrecht

Bruce J. Heidebrecht is a DNA Technical Leader with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.