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The Full-Scale Implementation of Automation in a Small Casework Laboratory
New generation SEMs incorporate computer automation and detector technology that allows for rapid elemental analyses of small particles. Already the gold standard for GSR analysis, the technique is being evaluated for forensic soil comparisons.
Although every validation is different, the advice and experiences of others can help you develop your own validation plan.
While automation of extraction removes one bottleneck, it also exposes throughput limitations inherent to the rest of the sample processing workflow. The remaining processes require precision liquid handling, something the small automated extraction instruments can’t address.
The availability of small automated instruments has made automation more affordable, easier to use, simpler to implement, and has also uncovered a host of additional benefits.
Although laboratory automation holds the promise of increasing sample throughput, in practice this does not alleviate the burden on laboratory staff. Rather it shifts the focus of the analyst’s efforts from sample preparation to sample analysis.
A look at an automated method to overcome the limitations of standard differential extraction using phenol: chloroform or organic extraction.
The county of Sacramento District Attorney's laboratory of Forensic Services automates the chain of custody procedures.
Good facility planning and the proper solutions for HVAC systems credit today's successful forensic facilities. Together they support modern forensic laboratories by providing comfort for lab occupants and an environment that supports scientific investigation.