Scene of the Crime

Agilent instruments can identify trace evidence found at crime scenes.

Yes or no? Guilty or not guilty? These are the questions that forensic scientists and toxicologists answer with the help of Agilent instruments. They use Agilent’s gas and liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers and other instruments—all recognized for their accuracy and consistency—to identify illicit drugs, explosives, accelerants and trace evidence found at crime scenes.

Economic downturns often mean more crime and more drug abuse. More court cases increase the need for solid evidence—and the kind of validated end-to-end workflows Agilent provides.

Agilent systems play a pivotal role in forensic toxicology—helping to determine cause of death, detecting an athlete’s use of performance-enhancing drugs, or making sure workers in safety-sensitive industries such as nuclear power or mass transit aren’t impaired by controlled substances.

Agilent’s forensics customers include law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, private contract laboratories and universities.


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Forensics & Toxicology