Application Note: Optimized Automation of the DNA IQ® System for Human STR Identification using the Hamilton STARlet® Forensic Workstation
16 April 2013

Implementation of forensic DNA purification methods to produce high quality DNA suitable for today’s multiplexed STR (short tandem repeat) analysis procedures has proven challenging for crime labs who contend with ever increasing processing demands. The DNA IQ® System from Promega is a widely used genomic DNA (gDNA) extraction method for database and casework labs. This scientific poster describes how Sorenson Forensics has used the Hamilton MICROLAB® STARlet® workstation to automate the DNA IQ system method to increase throughput while maintaining strict gDNA sample typing performance.