Meet your lab’s need for increased throughput, reproducibility, and flexibility with QIAGEN’s new EZ2 Connect Fx. This benchtop instrument automates the processing of up to 24 samples in around 20 minutes using the EZ1 Advanced XL magnetic-bead purification technology you know and trust.

The EZ2 Connect Fx utilizes pre-filled forensic grade cartridges, an internal camera for load checks, a built-in UV-LED for workstation decontamination, and a sample recovery function to meet the highest standards in process safety and sample integrity. Easily access a variety of dedicated human ID and forensics protocols at the push of a button.

DNA analysts from the San Francisco Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory will walk you through their Field Test data using the EZ2 Connect Fx and share their firsthand experience with the newest sample prep instrument.

In this webinar, you’ll:

  • Learn how you can streamline, optimize, and enhance your sample prep workflow with QIAGEN’s new EZ2 Connect Fx instrument
  • See data generated from the San Francisco Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory during their EZ2 Connect Fx Field Test Study
  • Hear firsthand experience from a DNA analyst on using the EZ2 Connect Fx in their laboratory
About the speaker
Amy Liberty, Associate Director, North America Marketing/Global Product Management, HID & Forensics
Amy currently serves as Associate Director, Global Product Management and North America Marketing for QIAGEN, HID & Forensics. Amy is the Global Product Manager for QIAGEN’s newly launched HID sample prep instrument, the EZ2 Connect Fx.She has over 20 years of experience in the HID field, both in a casework laboratory as well as marketing, business development, and product management for HID products.Amy holds a B.S. in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven, and more recently completed her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Devanshi Desai, Criminalist II
SFPD Criminalistics Laboratory
Devanshi Desai is currently a Criminalist II at the San Francisco Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory. Devanshi previously worked at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City as a Criminalist and at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, Texas as a DNA Analyst.She has also worked at Gene by Gene as a data analyst/research associate. Devanshi holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/molecular biology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in forensic sciences with a concentration in forensic molecular biology from George Washington University.
Kathy Nguyen, Criminalist II
SFPD Criminalistics Laboratory
Kathy Nguyen has been a Criminalist II in the DNA Unit of the SFPD Criminalistics Laboratory for approximately two and a half years. Prior to that, she was a Criminalist at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for approximately ten years, performing casework in DNA, latent print processing, and crime scene processing.Kathy received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from UC Davis, with a minor in Psychology, and a master’s degree in Forensic Science from Pace University.
Date of recording:Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Duration:60 minutes
Human ID & Forensics
Human ID Testing
Applied Testing Human ID