Innovate

F O R E N S I C    I N N O V A T I O N

foster+freeman manufacture new and innovative solutions to meet the unique requirements of forensic investigation.

Continuous investment into the research and development of new products has seen the company retain its position as the leading manufacturer of forensic instruments for the past 40 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
RESEARCH PROJECTS
     

LFT Reveal Marks on Bullets

NEW TECHNOLOGY

RECOVER: Latent Fingerprint Treatment

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Sequential Processing Strategies for Fingermark Visualisation on Polymer Banknotes

RESEARCH PARTNER: Home Office CAST
STATUS: Paper Published, 2018

 RUV

Longwave Reflected UV for the Enhancement of Cyanoacrylate Fumed Fingerprints

RESEARCH PARTNER: In-House
STATUS: Paper Published, 2018

Jointly developed by foster+freeman, the MoD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), and Loughborough University, RECOVER:LFT is a cutting-edge technique that uses an innovative chemical fuming process to develop fingerprints on a range of difficult surfaces including those that have been exposed to extreme heat (discharged bullet casings for example) and items that have been washed ‘clean’ in an attempt to prevent identification. 

 

   IRDNA

DNA Recovery from Latent Fingermarks Treated with an IR Fluorescent Powder

RESEARCH PARTNER: University of Wolverhampton
STATUS: Paper Published, 2017 

 

 

 

 

Forensic Science and Document Examination Equipment

RESEARCH PARTNERS


 

UCL wolverhampton-uni demontford  Staffordshire University dstl CAST   loughborough CAHI 

 

 

 

 

FORENSIC APPLICATION STUDIES


 

Field of Study Product Group  Application (PDF)   
Fingerprint Enhancement DCS 5 Infrared and Longwave Reflected UV Imaging of Cyanoacrylate Fumed Evidence
Fingerprint Enhancement DCS 5 Imaging Fingerprints on Sticky Tapes
Fingerprint Enhancement Crime-lite Imager Phosphorescent Fingerprint Imaging
Document Examination VSC Examining the Alignment on the Obverse and Reverse of an Embossed Seal
Body Fluid Detection Crime-lite IR Detecting Blood on Coloured Fabrics
Document Examination ECCO Discriminating Printer Toners using LIBS
Fingerprint Enhancement DCS 5 Reflected UltraViolet Imaging
Fingerprint Enhancement DCS 5 / fpNatural IR Imaging: Visualising Fingerprints on Banknotes using fpNatural 1
Fingerprint Enhancement DCS 5 / fpNatural  Seeing into the Infrared: A Novel IR Fluorescent Fingerprint Powder 
Fingerprint Development MVC Range  MVC Applications Guide
Document Examination VSC Visualising Polarisation Features on Banknotes
Body Fluid Detection Crime-lite ML2 Crime-lite ML2 Applications Guide
Trace Evidence Analysis Foram 3 Raman Applications: Discrimination of Methamphetamine Precursors
Trace Evidence Analysis ECCO Identification of Clandestine Laboratory Materials
Trace Evidence Analysis ffTA Discriminating Automotive Paint Samples using the ffTA microspectrophotometer
Document Examination VSC Intersecting Lines: Toner and Ink
Document Examination VSC The Machine Readable LetterScreen ++

 

 

RECENT PRODUCT INNOVATIONS


 

Reflected Longwave UV calibrate-VSC difficult to capture fingerprints

Longwave Reflected UV Imaging of Fingermarks

Calibrated Document Examination

Technology to Recover 'Impossible' Fingermarks

Using reflected longwave UV to reveal fingerprints of exceptional quality without causing damage to DNA evidence.

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In order to meet the requirements of ISO17025 it is becoming increasingly necessary to calibrate and measure the performance of all forensic equipment.

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New product development in collaboration with the MoD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Loughborough University.

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A HISTORY OF INNOVATION


 

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 A Brief History of... ESDA

 A Brief History of... VSC

A Brief History of... DCS

The original Foster+Freeman product, the name ESDA has become synonymous with questioned document examination.

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The world's most advanced range of Video Spectral Comparators for the examination of questioned documents.

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Discover more about how Foster+Freeman pioneered the use of digital photography and enhancement for fingerprint imaging.

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