The Forensic Genomics Innovation Hub has a vision to transform the use of DNA in forensic science. This new facility at Southampton Science Park is a ‘proof of concept / centre of excellence’ facility where projects and mutually beneficial partnerships produce foundational research that will lead to innovations and deployable solutions in the future.
The focus is on the provision of next generation sequencing technology using the fully validated MiSeq FGx platform to the UK’s criminal justice system and all those involved in research and academia passionate about expanding the UK’s reputation in forensic science. The technology is already well respected in the clinical genetics market, thanks to the 100,000 Genomes project and the implementation of next generation sequencing into routine diagnostics.
The hub offers an entirely new approach to the technology of forensic genomics, capable of meeting the needs of a multitude of industries and clients, including: specialised forensic casework and crime stain analysis in complex cases, chimerism testing post-transplant, sample mix ups, mass disasters and missing persons, mitochondrial DNA testing, genetic genealogy in cold cases and court appeals, and non-invasive prenatal paternity testing.
Private Covid-19 tests are also being offered at this new facility. To enquire, call 02380 118981/2.
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