As global forensic DNA databases rapidly expand, so does the need for more discriminating STR multiplexes that can maximize loci overlap. That’s why GlobalFiler® Kits incorporate as many commonly used loci as possible—all in a single multiplex.

  • Only the GlobalFiler® Kits contain all markers recommended for inclusion by the CODIS Core Loci Working Group, including all markers commonly used in Europe.
  • Reduces the risk of adventitious matches while enabling more effective cross-border data sharing.

“One of the great values of GlobalFiler® is the intelligent design that looks to the future —enhancing discrimination power while also offering the best compatibility and concordance with the historical set of 40 million STR profiles registered in many national DNA databases around the world.“
Antonio Alonso
Facultative (DNA expert), Biology Department, National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, Spain
Project Manager, IDNADEX (Improving DNA Data EXchange)


Improving DNA data exchange: Validation studies on a single 6 dye STR kit with 24 loci
Pablo Martín, Lourdes Fernández de Simón, Gracia Luque, María José Farfán, Antonio Alonso
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.07.002
p68–78
Published online: July 15, 2014
For Forensic or Paternity Use Only.

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Countries with active nationwide offender DNA database programs (as of August 2012). There are 44 countries worldwide, with over 40 million total profiles estimated to be uploaded. Note: this does not include nations that have passed databasing laws/policies, but have yet to implement them.

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