Confirmed Exhibitors & Sponsors

IAFS 2017 would like to thank the following companies for their generous support!

Confirmed Sponsors





UQTR-5 International Committee of the Red Cross
Forensic Science Program,
University of Toronto Mississauga


Confirmed Exhibitors

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thermo-fisher-scientific_webBooth # 126 Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. From forensic toxicology testing with Thermo Scientific™ products to human identification (HID) testing with Applied Biosystems™ products, we are changing lives – and transforming the way our customers work. (
agilent_webBooth # 114 Agilent Technologies is a worldwide provider of GC, LC, MS and Spectroscopy instruments, technologies, related consumables, support, services, and workflow solutions that enable labs to analyze, confirm and quantify substances of interest with confidence while maintaining the most stringent laboratory practices, from sample preparation to final report. (
Our goal is to continually offer the safest, most reliable and trusted hoods, enclosures and cabinets in the industry. Our complete range of forensic containment products provide protection to the law enforcement professional, the forensic evidence or a combination of both. Protect yourself and your evidence from infectious pathogens and noxious odours while reducing possible cross-contamination. (
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (
American Registry of Pathology & ARP Sciences
Booth #120
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ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) provides accreditation and training to public/private sector organizations in management systems, laboratories, inspection bodies, RMPs, and PT providers. ANAB is the global leader in accreditation of forensic testing agencies to ISO/IEC 17025 and forensic inspection agencies to ISO/IEC 17020. ANAB recently merged with ASCLD/LAB and is a signatory of the IAF and ILAC MRAs. (
Please join us in Atlanta from May 20-24, 2018 where we will provide fresh and innovative techniques to mentor and inspire your employees. Attendees will hear from experts both within and outside the forensic science arena, providing crime lab leaders with tools and information that can be directly applied to improve their operation. (
bluestar_web Bluestar® offers crime scene investigation tools combining outstanding performance, great ease of use, and safety. Bluestar® Forensic easily reveals latent blood traces. Bluestar® OBTI and Bluestar® Identi-HEM® rapid tests confirm the human origin of the blood. The Bluestar® Identi-PSA® rapid test detects sperm PSA on a presumed sexual assault victim. (
bruker_webBooth # 132 Bruker offers a wide range of analytical turnkey XRF, TXRF, µ-XRF, XRD, LC-TQ, GC-TQ, Q-TOF, Infrared and Raman solutions for the reliable and fast identification of crime scene evidence, toxins, DNA, traces, drug abuse and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Bruker offers comprehensive reference libraries for the quick and accurate identification of unknown substances, as well as validated easy-to-use software. (
COPAN Diagnostics, Inc.
Booth # 122
craic_webBooth # 113 CRAIC Technologies builds UV-visible-NIR microscopes, microspectrophotometers, Raman microspectrometers as well as tools for micro-colorimetry and standards traceable to NIST. CRAIC Technologies instruments can image and measure the spectra of micron spot sizes by transmission, reflectance, Raman, photoluminescence and with polarized light from the deep UV to the NIR. (
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (
crime-lab-design_webBooth # 133 Crime Lab Design delivers integrated architectural, engineering, laboratory planning, and equipment solutions for modern forensic facilities. Well-versed in the unique challenges of these facilities: ventilation, technologies/methodologies, evidence control, accreditation criteria, and health + safety. Locations in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. (
Booth # 111
Granting Forensic degrees since 1998 and offering more FEPAC accredited degrees than anyone in Canada, the Department of Forensic Science at Laurentian University has a proven track record of teaching, research and consulting in various Forensic Science disciplines. We have toxicology, osteology, human DNA analysis and botany research laboratories on site. (
Booth # 130
Eppendorf sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid, sample, and cell handling. Products include pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, PCR equipment, ultra-low temperature freezers, fermenters/bioreactors, CO2-incubators, shakers, and cell-manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and single-use bioreactor vessels. (

Booth # 151
The world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. FARO® develops and markets portable CMMs (coordinate measuring machines) and 3D imaging devices to solve dimensional metrology problems.(
foster-freeman_webBooth # 112 Please visit the Foster & Freeman booth for all the latest information on our products for Document Examination, Trace Evidence, Latent Prints and Footwear Evidence. Also see our unique range of Crime-lite alternate light sources. Excellent training and long-term support always guaranteed. (
Fumedica AG (

Booth # 135
GE Healthcare Life Sciences addresses the need for efficient forensic sample collection with its Whatman™ FTA™ technology and capability to manufacture high-quality sample collection and storage cards and kits. (website)
GeneDX (

Booth # 149
Hamilton Robotics is a global leader in liquid handling and laboratory automation technology, advancing the forensic laboratory analytical sciences through reliability, performance and flexibility. The Hamilton team collaborates internationally with its law enforcement and criminal justice partners to help them achieve their ISO-17025 AND FBI-QAS compliant automation goals. (
IAFS 2020 Amsterdam Bid

Booth # 107
Dubai is the ultimate location between Europe and Asia Pacific. With easy accessibility by several airlines, state of the art infrastructure and above all, a culture of hospitality, Dubai promises to be the perfect host for the IAFS congress 2020. With mobility, sustainability and opportunity being the 3 core pillars of the Dubai World Expo 2020, innovation will be the highlight of the IAFS congress. ( |
Booth # 138
The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences community has partnered with Business Events Sydney to bid for the 22nd triennial IAFS meeting to be held in Sydney in 2020. The conference will be at the new International Convention Centre. The whole oceanic region sees this as an opportunity to advance Forensic Science and Medicine in our region and to collaborate internationally.
International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
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justice-trax_webBooth # 123 Since 1995 providing forensic laboratories with comprehensive case management software, outstanding customer support, software development and integration with other applications and instruments. Offering LIMS-plus and LIMS-plus DNA to manage sample work flow, including data upload and download to instrumentation. These systems are designed for forensic laboratories of all sizes. (
Booth # 147
KEYENCE is a world leader in advanced microscopes for imaging and measurement applications. Our microscopes capture fully focused images and perform 3D profile and roughness measurements with nanometer-level resolution. Our microscope is used by 10,000 companies all over the world. Stop by and see a live demonstration! (

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Laboratory clinicians across Ontario diagnose disease through biopsies and laboratory tests. Researchers make leading edge breakthroughs that help cure and prevent disease. Forensic pathologists participate in the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths for the benefit of families and the criminal justice system. The Department works with hospitals and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service to train new pathologists and forensic pathologists for Canada and abroad. (
labworks_-webBooth # 148 Labworks International is a leading North American supplier of mortuary rooms, body storage systems, body transporters, and autopsy suites. We provide complete design, supply, installation, and commissioning services for these applications. Our solutions feature innovative ideas to maximize usable space, improve ergonomics, and provide a much better work environment overall. (
Leica Geosystems is the world leader in 3D laser scanning for public safety applications. We provide our customers with the tools they need to do the job quickly, precisely and reliably. The leading position we hold in our industry is based on a solid foundation of qualities which, taken together, give us a unique position in the world of public safety. (
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. The company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, comparison microcopy for forensic examinations, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, electron microscopy sample preparation, optical coherence tomography, and surgical microscopes. (
Lodox Systems (
Mopec logoBooth # 119 Mopec provides American-made equipment and laboratory products to the pathology, autopsy and mortuary industries. Founded in 1992, Mopec solutions are among the best as demonstrated by the vast number of installations in America’s top healthcare institutions. Our reputation is built on decades of superior customer service specializing in consultation and customization.(
Nichevision Forensics, LLC
Booth # 124-125

Booth # 116
Nikon Instruments, (Canada) Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 99th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. (

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The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service provides medicolegal autopsies under the Coroners Act and collaborates with the Office of the Chief Coroner in death investigation. Forensic pathologists apply medicine and science to legal issues, usually in sudden deaths. More than 6000 medicolegal autopsies are conducted annually in Ontario.(
Patlon is a privately held, Canadian owned company incorporated in 1953 with offices across the country. Our primary expertise is engineering sales. We exclusively represent international manufactures and we bring their world class technology to the Canadian market place which includes LGC and their ParaDNA equipment. (
Booth # 150 Promega Corporation has provided products for DNA-based human identification for more than 25 years. They are a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. Founded in 1978, Promega is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. (
Booth # 131
SmallPond is a DNA profile databasing and matching technology. It maintains a database of DNA profile information and provides for efficient matching of new DNA profile data against the database to assist in the generation of investigative leads and/or identification of individuals. (
softgenetics_web2Booth # 117 Featuring: GeneMarker® HID, an NDIS approved expert software that includes: mixture analysis; relationship testing/missing persons search & familial/partial match search capabilities; contamination check/elimination database; paternity analysis; compatible with CE & RapidDNA platforms; probabilistic software and GeneMarker®HTS, for NGS data analysis of mtDNA & STRS. Demonstration & Free Trials at booth. (
SPEX Forensics (
Booth # 108 STACS DNA delivers sample and kit tracking software for forensic DNA labs. If it’s in your lab, STACS® tracks it. Increase productivity by 40%, reduce errors, cut costs and improve data quality, without replacing your LIMS. Customers include most major U.S. forensic DNA labs, the U.S. Army and the RCMP. (
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SUDEP Aware is a Canadian charity that dedicates its time and resources to the prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) through efforts to bring greater public awareness; to improve and share knowledge; to support and finance research studies; and to assist families bereaved by, and living with, epilepsy. (
Booth # 140
L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières launched its forensic curriculum in 2012 within the Chemistry, biochemistry and physics department, not only to address physical, chemical, biological and digital traces detection, but also their interpretation for security and justice purposes. The LRC is its research entity mandated to tackle these issues. ( | |
Booth # 139
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is the #1 young university in Australia*. It is a dynamic, innovative and vibrant university with a newly revitalized campus in the heart of Sydney. The Centre for Forensic Science is one of UTS’s research centre where industry and academics work together to address questions of national security and public safety through practical solutions and scientific work. (
Booth # 115 Our Forensic Science programs have a comprehensive curriculum incorporating emerging technologies and newer areas within Forensic Sciences. There is a strong emphasis on hands-on experience and research. Students admitted into these programs can tailor the degree to their interests and are succeeding in a variety of careers and postgraduate studies. (
Booth # 134 The VIFM provides the justice system with the crucial evidence that underpins safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. As an institution focused on forensic medicine and science, our doctors and scientists investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and medically assess, treat and support victims of crime. (
VUV Analytics is the leader in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) absorption spectroscopy. VUV Analytics manufactures the VGA-100, VGA-101, & SVGA-100 universal gas chromatography and streaming gas detectors. Unlike legacy detection methods, VUV detectors allow for a more automated analysis with lower risk of errors, shorter run times, and higher analytical productivity. (



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