Trace evidence is one of the most common types of evidence recovered from
a crime scene. It includes everything from textile fibers, hair, paint chips,
and more. Due to its size, trace evidence is commonly only visible by microscope
making a thorough analysis of it quite challenging. CRAIC
Technologies, the leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions
for forensic laboratories, announces the QDI 2010 Forensic™ microspectrophotometer.
This system is specifically configured to rapidly, accurately and non-destructively
analyze many types of trace evidence. Applications include the comparison of
dyes in textile fibers, the analysis of UV absorbers in clearcoats used on automotive
paints, even the characterization of gemstones. The system can even be configured
to both image and acquire spectra of questioned documents from the deep ultraviolet
to the near IR. Combined with CRAIC Technologies Traceable Standards, which
are specifically designed for use with microspectrophotometers and calibrated
using Standard Reference Materials from NIST, the QDI 2010 Forensic™ is
a powerful tool needed in any forensic laboratory.
“CRAIC Technologies has been involved with forensic microanalysis since
its founding. We have helped to advance the field of trace evidence analysis
with innovative instrumentation, research and teaching. The QDI 2010 Forensic™
microspectrophotometer is the ideal tool for a forensic laboratory due to the
reliability of its data, its speed and its ease of use” states Dr. Paul
Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers
are also backed by years of experience of its people in both design and the
use of this type of instrumentation for forensic analysis.”
The QDI 2010 Forensic™ solution integrates an advanced spectrophotometer
with a custom-built UV-visible-NIR range microscope and powerful yet easy-to-use
software to enable the forensic scientist to analyze all manner of trace evidence
and questioned documents. With high sensitivity, multiple analytical techniques
(including absorbance, reflectance and fluorescence microspectroscopy) available,
variable sample measurement areas and the experience of CRAIC Technologies in
forensic microanalysis, the QDI 2010 Forensic™ is more than just a scientific
instrument…it is a solution to your trace evidence challenges.
For more information about the QDI 2010 Forensic™ Microspectrophotometer and
forensic analysis, visit http://www.microspectra.com/.