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Equipment

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office Forensic DNA Department is performing quality testing using state-of-the-art equipment:

Maxwell16 Instrument: The Maxwell® 16 System allows extraction of DNA from up to 16 samples simultaneously.

GeneAmp® PCR System 9700, which are specifically designed for the amplification of nucleic acids.

7500 Real-Time PCR System is used for nuclear DNA quantification.

AB 3500 Genetic Analyzer
is the latest generation of multi-capillary electrophoresis instrument with ability to determine the size of DNA fragments by using a fluorescence-based detection system.