Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Informatics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Life Technologies Sets New Worldwide Standard for Criminal Forensic Testing with Introduction of GlobalFiler™ Kit

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bookmark and Share
New kits compare broadest range of genetic data to help labs reduce evidence backlogs faster and solve crimes more cost effectively

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), a leader in human identification solutions, has launched GlobalFiler™  and GlobalFiler™ Express, two new DNA kits that will revolutionize how crime labs perform forensic testing around the world -- making it faster, easier and cheaper to process DNA samples.

By increasing the number of genetic markers by over 30% to 24, GlobalFiler™ delivers the ability to recover significantly more information from forensic samples and increases discrimination power by up to 9 orders of magnitude.  This results in faster and more powerful comparisons of forensic data to resolve crimes.  Combined with five times faster processing efficiency, this powerful advancement will enable forensic scientists to solve and prevent more crime while addressing ever-growing backlogs.  To date, 44 countries have now implemented criminal offender DNA database programs with a combined offender sample pool of 40 million and growing.

"I've been very impressed with GlobalFiler's performance," said Professor Walther Parson, Ph.D., a leading world expert in forensic DNA testing in Innsbruck, Austria.  "It's extremely high discrimination power will greatly facilitate intelligence databasing and solving of national and cross-border crime."

GlobalFiler™ and GlobalFiler™ Express kits feature a new, proprietary chemistry that enables 48 samples to be processed in under two hours when combined with Life Technologies' forensic testing systems -- five times faster than other solutions currently on the market.  It also facilitates quicker and improved amplification of challenging samples, such as degraded human remains. All combined, the new kits offer forensic science customers an unsurpassed standard in rapid DNA processing from sample-to-result.

For more than 25 years, Life Technologies has led the development and commercialization of the industry's most trusted and reliable forensic solutions for human identification (HID) testing.  It is also the only company in the world that designs and validates its reagents, instruments and data analysis software together as an integrated system for HID testing.

"No other company understands the needs of forensic scientists better than we do and as a result, we have delivered a product that will dramatically change the way forensic testing is done on a global scale," said John Gerace, Head of Applied Sciences for Life Technologies.  "We know that time and costs are of critical importance when it comes to solving crimes."


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Thermo Acquisition Approved by Life Technologies Stockholders
Company announced that its stockholders voted to adopt the previously announced merger agreement.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Life Technologies Announces First Quarter 2013 Results
Revenue increased 2.5% to $963 million.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Life Technologies Acquires Compendia Bioscience
Acquisition of a preeminent cancer bioinformatics company enhance's Life's diagnostic development capabilities across multiple platforms
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Life Technologies introduces Ion AmpliSeq™ Community Panels
Ion AmpliSeq™ Community Panels leverages the expertise of scientific thought leaders and the Ion Community to create gene panels for conditions ranging from cancer to inherited diseases.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Life Technologies Acquires Compendia Bioscience
Acquisition expands Life Technologies' ability to drive progress in personalized medicine
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Life Technologies Names Alan Sachs as Head of Global Research and Development
Sachs brings more than 20 years of experience as a research scientist and a leader in developing innovative scientific platforms.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Scientific News
Computer Model Could Explain how Simple Molecules Took First Step Toward Life
Two Brookhaven researchers developed theoretical model to explain the origins of self-replicating molecules.
The Mystery of the Instant Noodle Chromosomes
Researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University evaluated the benefits of placing the DNA on the principle of spaghetti.
Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics
Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer.
An Innovative Algorithm to Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body.
How do Networks Shape the Spread of Disease and Gossip?
A team of mathematicians from Oxford University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Rutgers University used a set of mathematical rules to encode how a contagion spreads, and then studied the outcomes of these rules.
AncestryDNA and Calico to Research the Genetics of Human Lifespan
Collaboration will analyze family history and genetics to facilitate development of cutting-edge therapeutics.
Informatics Tool Helps Scientists Prioritize Protein Modification Research
Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on "hotspots" most likely to be important for biological function.
Software Differences can Skew Medical Scan Results
Differences in software can significantly skew results of medical scans commonly used in clinical care and research.
AMRI, PerkinElmer to Collaborate on Drug Discovery
Albany Molecular Research (AMRI) and PerkinElmer are collaborating to provide drug discovery infrastructure and services in AMRI's newly launched drug discovery center.
Exploring Living cells
JPK reports the exploration of living cells using nanoscale and single molecule techniques through the application of scanning probe microscopy.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!