From crime scene to courtroom
Your partner from crime scene to courtroomDue to increasing demands on time and resources, human identification and forensics labs are under constant pressure to increase the efficiency of their workflows without sacrificing quality. For over 20 years, QIAGEN has been a trusted partner and solution provider for forensics labs worldwide. We’ve developed a comprehensive range of solutions that provide the speed, precision and reliability you need, whether you belong to a smaller lab or a high-throughput facility. Our innovative products and services can support you through every step of the human identification pipeline. In addition, we seek to push the field of forensics forward by supporting forensic scientists like you through every stage of your career with our Investigator Community endeavors. Let QIAGEN by your partner from crime scene to courtroom.
Developing a forensic tool for analyzing phenotypes in domestic dogsThis new Investigator blog introduces Josephin Heinrich, a researcher in Walther Parson’s lab at the Institute for Legal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck. This active group of scientists has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the forensic and medical genetics field and is internationally recognized as a leader in forensic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.
Deciphering RNA to solve impossible crime scenesDr.Titia Sijen and Dr. Margreet van den Berge, forensic scientists at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, are bringing clarity to the chaos of intricate crime scenes by deciphering RNA. Learn how RNA analysis has enabled the truth to be unlocked like never before.
Make sample card punching a breezeQIAGEN, in partnership with BSD Robotics, brings our customers a semi-automated sample punching instrument designed to meet all your sample processing needs. See the BSD600 Ascent in action.
Using the human microbiome to investigate crimeProf. Dr. Manfred Kayser and Ph.D. researcher Celia Díez López, a forensic research team from the Department of Genetic Identification of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, explain why they rely on specific human microbiomes to decipher what type of samples are found at the scene of a crime.
The future of paternity testingLearn how you can resolve challenging paternity cases with our solutions for STR assays that offer unparalleled discrimination with marker sets for X-CHR, autosomal and Y-CHR analyses. For prenatal cases, consider NGS protocols with Unique Molecular Indices (UMIs) as part of a QIAseq targeted sequencing panel.
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QIAGEN can help your forensic lab standardize sample processing and forensic testing, allowing you to achieve consistent, high-quality results – from Sample to Insight. Get more accurate information faster, whether you’re a smaller lab with limited resources or a high-throughput facility. Discover our full range of human identification and forensic testing products now.
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„Working with other researchers and commercial partners like QIAGEN will lead to a greater impact, new technology, and more forensic cases solved. The QIAGEN extraction kits are excellent for forensic work because they give us good quality RNA, overcoming our challenges of small sample size and significant contamination.”
Dr. Titia Sijen, research team leader of the biological division, Netherlands Forensic Institute. Learn more about the work of Dr. Sijen.
„QIAGEN products are unique to the field. They give us what we need to collect more DNA information from less and less of a sample and that gives us even more opportunity to identify persons of interest in crimes, as well as missing persons or casualties.”
Dr. Sheree Hughes, head of the Forensic Biology Human Identification Laboratory, University of Queensland. Learn more about the work of Dr. Hughes.
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Key application notesExplore the most useful and interesting applications of our workflow solutions, and find out how you can apply these techniques in your lab to increase efficiency.