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Holographic Optical Trapping in Forensic Research and Development: Application to Rape Kit Analysis

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $252,026)

Optical trapping is an established scientific technique which has been widely applied in the field of cell biology to manipulate cells. This project will demonstrate the feasibility of Holographic Optical Trapping (HOT) as an automated means for separating sperm from epithelial cells in a forensic sexual assault sample, potentially achieving a very high purity sperm sample. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2008