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FBI OKs Promega System for DNA Index

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega yesterday said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has approved the firm's PowerPlex 16 HS System for use by laboratories participating in, or generating DNA records for, the bureau's National DNA Index System.

The firm said that its system, which was launched earlier this year, has been optimized to increase success rates with challenging forensic samples. It also said that it includes a "more robust reaction buffer and integrated hot start Taq DNA polymerase."

Promega said that the NDIS currently contains more than seven million profiles and has been used in more than 94,000 investigations.