Date of Award


Degree Type

Restricted Access Professional Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Cell Biology and Genetics


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Joseph Warren

Second Advisor

Arthur Eisenberg

Third Advisor

John Planz


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Slicprep ™ 96 Device for extraction of forensic samples on the BioMek® 2000 robot to determine if it can further automate and increase the efficiency of the extraction process as well as generate optimal DNA yields with no contamination. This validation study was not as comprehensive as PBSO's validation of the BioMek® 2000, because the platform and reagents used were the same. The differences include the use of the Slicprep™ 96 Device during extraction and the slight modifications to protocol that were made to accommodate this device.


W 4.8 P729E 2005