trace material

trace material

A nonspecific term for any material or substance found in minute—often barely detectable—amounts in a particular place or setting.

Examples
Gunpowder, explosives residue, trace minerals in diet.
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Contract notice: Molecular genetics-analytical services-creation of dna profiles (analysis) of trace material and, if necessary, comparative samples.
If you were to put together a list of those whom you would consider experts in forensic science, it would probably consist of the forensic scientists analysing trace material for criminal justice, possibly the police officers who request certain types of analyses in order to assist with their enquiries and maybe even the politicians and legal representatives involved in deciding whether to institutionalise national DNA registers.
And Prism QTMS automated shop floor data capture is being used to track and trace material usage throughout the manufacturing process.
Trace material can take such forms as textile fibers from clothing, hairs from different body areas, and chips of nail polish.
forensic scientists are primarily concerned with examining contact trace material which will offer potential evidence to link a suspect with the scene of a crime, the victim or the weapon.
But the effectiveness of a hand-held trace detector relies on the lifting off of trace material easily and the operator wiping the exact spot where the trace is located.
All you know is when that tiny amount of trace material got in there.
Centice's technology is also applicable to crime lab and forensic analysis when trace material identifications are critical to case investigations.
Another dilemma may be that although the human genome is essentially stable during any particular statistical sampling period, measurable trace material populations may change at least as fast, if not sometimes faster, than they can reasonably be sampled.
CAMS can scan 24/7 and transmit alerts sensing the presence of as little as nanogram levels of trace material.
Here, from trace material according to the latest scientific knowledge, in accordance with strict quality assurance measures DNA profiles (DNA identification patterns) for the West German DNA file (DAD) to create.