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FBI Approves Life Tech Forensic Analysis Kit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has approved the company's GlobalFiler Express Kit for use by laboratories generating DNA profiles to be included in the National DNA Index System (NDIS) Codex Database.

The forensic database facilitates the electronic comparison and exchange of DNA profiles between local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and forensic labs. NDIS manages the database.

GlobalFiler is a fully validated six-dye system for the rapid analysis of forensic DNA samples. It provides sample to answer in two hours and can increase the number of genetic biomarkers obtained from forensic samples to 24, a 30 percent increase, the company said. Further, processing time is five times faster than with other currently available solutions.

Life Tech launched the GlobalFiler kit last fall.