ISHI would like to recognize and thank the sponsors of the 28th International Symposium on Human Identification:


Gold Sponsors



DEPArray System from Menarini Silicon Biosystems is a breakthrough technology that resolves heterogeneity in biological mixtures achieved from each contributor. DEPArray technology works with low input and separates forensic samples composed of epithelial cells, white blood cells, and sperm cells into 100% pure cell type specific preparations, enabling clear-cut genetic profiles.


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Promega Corporation is a global leader in the development, distribution and sale of products for human identification, including products for forensics, offender databasing and paternity testing. Promega offers flexible, reliable solutions for all stages in the DNA laboratory workflow, from manual and automated sample preparation and quantification through STR analysis, including our latest addition to the PowerPlex® family, the PowerPlex Fusion 6C System, as well as our newest quantification offering, PowerQuant System. Stop by to learn more about our new CE instrument, Spectrum.




Silver Sponsors



Battelle provides objective assessment and integration of massively parallel sequencing into your forensic laboratory, and sample testing services using MPS, addressing emerging technological developments for human forensic genomics applications.








Bode Cellmark provides quality products and services to crime labs that increase efficiency and output.

We are featuring the following at ISHI 28:

  • NEW: Bode Buccal 2 for Better DNA Collection
  • Lean Six Sigma Consulting
  • Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Reduction Program
  • Customized Validation Solutions


GE Healthcare Life Sciences addresses the need for efficient forensic sample collection with its Whatman™ FTA™ technology and capability to manufacture high-quality sample collection and storage cards and kits.




ILLUMINA_LOGO_CMYK_newAt Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. It is mission critical for us to deliver innovative, flexible, and scalable solutions to meet the needs of our customers. As a global company that places high value on collaborative interactions, rapid delivery of solutions, and providing the highest level of quality, we strive to meet this challenge. Illumina innovative sequencing and array technologies are fueling groundbreaking advancements in life science research, translational and consumer genomics, and molecular diagnostics. To learn more please visit www.illumina.com.


NichevisionNicheVision: Premier software solutions for forensic DNA human identity and sample tracking, including the two most widely used CE DNA analysis tools used in the US; ArmedXpert and STRmix the most advanced Next Generation Sequencing solution ExactID, and DNAXpress the most flexible and feature rich DNA forensic sample tracking solution.



Bronze Sponsors



The Qualitype GmbH is a software system supplier for digital laboratory and manufacturing processes based in Germany. Due to the digital qualification of raw data including their evaluation we support the clarification of paternity- and complex kinship questions as well as the analysis of crime scene samples since 2001. Our solutions for analytic questions in the field of DNA and genetics are GenoProof, GenoProof Mixture and Genolab. All systems can be used immediately and without adjustments in your laboratory.


StacsSTACS DNA offers sample tracking and control software specifically designed for forensic DNA casework and database labs. Proven to increase productivity by more than 40% while meeting all accreditation standards with no new hiring, and no need to acquire or replace a lab’s current LIS/LIMS. Since 2000, STACS DNA’s solutions have addressed the shortcomings of many current LIMS, giving you an automatic audit trail, DNA-specific workflows, integrated systems and instrumentation, improved data quality, automatic grant tracking and unmatched service. Customers include the FBI, RCMP, U.S. Army and the largest state labs.


Media Sponsor


Forensic Magazine is the leading source of information on forensic technology, products, equipment, services, and laboratory design. Forensic Magazine provides relevant and timely content to professionals working in forensic laboratories and crime scene investigation. Free subscriptions for the digital magazine and daily newsletter are available at www.forensicmag.com