Abacus Diagnostics is a science based company that develops and manufactures crime scene products such as well-known ABAcard® p30 for the forensic identification of semen, HemaTrace® for the forensic identification of human blood, SALIgAE® for the forensic identification of saliva, Uritrace® for the forensic identification of urine, and Hemascein® for the identification of latent bloodstains. They are committed to R&D to meet the needs of the forensic community and as a result several products are currently under development. Abacus products have been widely used throughout Australian and NZ Forensic communities since 2004.
Attestor Forensics GmbH is an enterprise based in Germany, that supplies equipment, tools and instrumentation for forensic science applications. Initially founded as the European subsidiary of a well renowned forensic science equipment manufacturer, the company underwent a strategic reorganisation in 2007 and became the independent Attestor Forensics GmbH. In the last few years Attestor started to develop and manufacture their own range of high quality and specialised instruments for forensic document examination and fingerprinting.
In 2010 Consolite began working with Dr. John Bond, the inventor of the CERA process, and the technique was developed into a complete system to automate the development of fingerprints on cartridge casings, with fully integrated image capture and enhancement. This was the start of Consolite Forensics. Since then the original CERA has been redeveloped into a new optical device now called CERA LT, and a second unique system called HPS has also been brought to market. HPS, the Hot Print System, is already helping agencies world-wide in developing fingerprints on thermal paper such as till receipts. A series of further product launches is planned for the coming months and years.
Fitzco has focused on providing superior products to the DNA, forensic (lab), law enforcement (evidentiary), medical, diagnostic, and over the counter industries. Over the years Fitzco has extended its product line products to include: the Fitzpak® brand products, processing plates, CEP™ swabs, Spin-Eze® micro centrifuge tubes, Pushoff™ ejectable swabs, DNA collection devices, vapor barrier pouches, needle storage tubes, heat impulse sealers and specimen collection kits, Dental DNA identification kit and the FP705 DNA specimen paper. Also, Fitzco stresses the commercialization of new technologies and is on the cutting edge of specimen kit manufacturing. Seeing the importance of preserving the integrity of the DNA sample, Fitzco worked with Flinders University in Australia to produce a special coating which we named FTA®* for Fitzco/Flinders Technology Agreement.
Foster + Freeman
Foster + Freeman are innovators in the design and manufacture of systems for the examination of questioned documents, latent fingerprints, trace evidence and shoe prints. Established in 1978, Foster + Freeman has become one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market leading, and in many cases unique products to more than 140 countries. Foster+Freeman equipment has been available to Australian customers since the late 1980’s and is currently in use with Australian government agencies including police, commercial and private forensic laboratories, immigration and customs authorities, security printers and university departments.
Since 1995, JusticeTrax has been supplying their main product LIMS-plus®, a dedicated Forensic Laboratory Information Management System, to the forensic science laboratory and law enforcement communities. The software, designed by forensic scientists, is the most comprehensive case management tool available today. LIMS-plus integrates evidence tracking, analytical results, laboratory management and reports for a comprehensive view of the overall case. Eighty-five (85) forensic laboratories located in the United States, Canada, Middle East and Australia use LIMS-plus software, with installations ranging from small, single-site laboratories of 5 users, to extremely large multi-site installations with 500+ users.
LGC Group is a global leader in laboratory services with a reputation built on commitment to science for a safer world. With an origin traced back to 1842, LGC was founded in 1996 following the privatisation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist.
As a global leader in laboratory services and measurement standards, LGC is the designated UK National Measurement Institute for chemical and bioanalytical measurement, and providing metrology research, calibration and testing. LGC Group are committed to achieving excellence in investigative, diagnostic and measurement science providing high quality products for genotyping chemistry and DNA extraction.
Dedicated to developing advanced microbe and DNA collection technology, M-Vac Systems, Inc. has created innovative surface sampling technology to improve forensic DNA collection. M-Vac Systems, Inc. is the exclusive manufacturer of the award-winning M-Vac System, which replaces swabs, sponges, excision and other traditional collection methods with its superior sampling capabilities.
Based in the UK, Nutwell Logistics is the manufacturer of the renowned ResponStor® Body Storage System, marine extraction products and associated mortuary storage solutions. These products are in service worldwide including Australia and Indonesia; within the police and forensic mortuary markets.
For the last 25 years, Sheerspeed Shelters Ltd have been manufacturing and supplying quick to erect portable lightweight tents and shelters to the tent and marquee manufacturing industry. Based in the UK, but now available in Australia, they offer an extensive range of specialised work tents and privacy screening, from small to large sizes, to suit the following industries: police & crime scene units, fire & rescue, ambulance service, gas, water & electric companies, telecommunications, film & television.
West Technology is a specialist vacuum engineering company based in Yate near Bristol, England and the world’s leading manufacturer of Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) systems. With a range of VMD models for every forensic laboratory to use to develop high definition fingerprints on a diverse range of materials, West Technology has established its reputation for providing innovative vacuum system designs for laboratories across the world.