Forensic science center partners with CBRNE Tech Index

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) announced Monday that it will partner with the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Tech Index to improve forensic expertise on chemical detection.

This partnership will allow forensics teams to be able to compare different detection technology and gain information so that they can find the tools that suit them.

“Forensic science has a long history of adapting various detection technologies toward matters of crime and identification,” NFSTC Chief Executive Officer Kevin Lothridge said. “Educating the detection consumer improves public safety and the index is a useful tool when agencies are looking for new equipment. Many decision makers are not classically trained as chemists or scientists. Our partnership will help these agencies by providing objective perspectives on what tools are out there and whether they will work as intended.”

The CBRNE Tech Index database contains information on approximately 900 detection devices and will be adding a tab for forensic applications that will cater technology suited best for forensics and crime science uses. The index acts as an independent source of information that is free for users to access.

The NFSTC will be tasked with determining which technologies would be suitable for forensics applications for the index's new tab and search capabilities.

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