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NCJ Number: NCJ 241237     Find in a Library
Title: Validation Study of KPICS SpermFinder™ by NicheVision Forensics, LLC for the Identification of Human Spermatozoa
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:4  Dated:July 2012  Pages:1042 to 1050
Author(s): Angela Mitchell, M.S.
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-DN-BX-K191
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Microscopic analysis for the identification of spermatozoa is commonly performed during the forensic examination of sexual assault evidence.
Abstract: Microscopic analysis for the identification of spermatozoa is commonly performed during the forensic examination of sexual assault evidence. Two widely utilized methods for the confirmation of the presence of spermatozoa are visualization of the cells via phase-contrast microscopy with wet mounted samples and bright field microscopy with histologically stained samples. The KPICS SpermFinder™ by NicheVision Forensics, LLC accelerates this time-consuming process via an automated microscope with an algorithm designed to locate spermatozoa on a Christmas tree histologically stained microscope slide. Upon a qualified scientist’s review of the generated data, the KPICS SpermFinder™ was able to locate spermatozoa, typically finding on average 106.28 percent ± 115.37 percent more spermatozoa than with manual examinations. The KPICS SpermFinder™ provided the location of identified cells with reproducible results. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis ; Sexual assault ; Rape evidence kits ; DNA fingerprinting ; NIJ grant-related documents
   
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