Explore new heights and gain momentum in your forensic research – powered by NGS!

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QIAGEN reaches new peaks to ensure your insights into forensic analysis, exploiting the power of next-generation sequencing (NGS). NGS empowers forensic laboratories to obtain an increased amount of data through the ability to multiplex large numbers of markers – enabling greater success in solving crimes or resolving complex paternity cases, with essential information on identity, geographical ancestry and phenotypic traits.

With the end-user in mind, our NGS panels are designed to work with all major sequencing platforms, giving you flexibility in marker selection to optimize your workflow. With additional panels in development for different applications, investigators will be able to obtain focused data where only specific markers are needed.

The University of Canberra and Victoria Police Forensic Services Department teamed up to evaluate the 140 Individual Identity SNP Panel utilizing the Ion Torrent PGM instrument. Results demonstrated a high level of sensitivity with at least 98% of SNPs identified, down to 0.2 ng DNA. In addition, genotypes were concordant across all body fluids and extraction methods. Learn more about this work in the application note – Evaluation of QIAGEN’s universal next generation sequencing workflow and SNP panel including the Ion PGM system for identity and relationship testing. This work, in conjunction with the previously published article on this SNP panel using the MiSeq (Grandell et al. 2016), emphasizes QIAGEN’s universal approach to supporting workflows on all major sequencing platforms.

Discover more about the NGS workflow in HID and forensics from upstream sample preparation and target enrichment using targeted panels to downstream analysis and interpretation.

Angela Cacioppo, MPS

Global Market Manager, Demand Generation

Angela joined QIAGEN in 2017. She received her Master's Degree in Forensic Science (biology track) from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining QIAGEN, Angela worked at The Bode Technology Group (a.k.a Bode Cellmark Forensics) as a DNA analyst, where she processed thousands of DNA samples and traveled the United States to testify as an expert witness. Afterwards, she joined LGC, where she was involved in the rollout and deployment of new and innovated technology, ParaDNA Systems, that facilitates the screening and triage of DNA samples.

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