Application Note: Using Ultraviolet Light to Eliminate DNA Cross-Contamination in Forensic Laboratories
30 June 2017

Criminal cases are built on forensic science, but can be destroyed by contamination from outside sources during processing, transporting, or storage. Cross-contamination of DNA evidence by outside sources can take place as a result of a variety of transfers. One of the most common sources is improperly sanitized field instruments used for data collection and crime scene processing. The following application note presents the Air Science UV-Box™, a desktop unit that provides easy, effective UV radiation decontamination of forensic instruments, tools, and materials.