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FY 2019 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $332,242)

The Crime Laboratory, under the Office of the Santa Clara County District Attorney, is the local government laboratory responsible for the analysis of physical evidence collected within Santa Clara County. The laboratory will use funds for the following goal: 1) increase the DNA casework laboratory’s capacity to ultimately increase sample throughput, decrease turnaround times, and reduce the backlog. Specifically, they propose to purchase one (1) liquid handler robot for DNA processing, two (2) new upgraded DNA quantification systems, seven (7) concurrent STRMix licenses, twelve (12) STRMix support and maintenance agreements, and DNA module enhancement features for the DNA Unit’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


Date Created: September 13, 2019