Faced with limited resources and burgeoning demand for DNA analysis, forensic labs are being asked to do more with less. In an effort to keep up with this demand, labs are constantly investigating instrumentation, software and assay reagents designed to increase throughput. The goal for most labs is to efficiently balance the growing amount of casework with timely evaluation and implementation of new technologies into already established workflows.

With the introduction of the VALID™ Software, Applied Biosystems helps alleviate some of these pressures. The new software automates and standardizes the majority of validation tasks, which up until this point, required time consuming manual operations.

VALID™ Software facilitates the research and planning process and guides the user expeditiously through experimental design, data analysis, report generation and data management.


Click here to download a scientific poster entitled Streamlining the Validation of New Forensic DNA Technologies (187 KB PDF).