Paris, 21 octobre 2013

Novel technique to detect fingerprints

An innovative product that uses fluorescence to detect fingerprints has been developed by a team from the Laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaire et Macromoléculaire (CNRS/ENS Cachan) in collaboration with the specialized French firm Crime Scene Technology (1). This new product, Lumicyano™, will make it possible to highlight fingerprints directly, more rapidly and at a lower cost, avoiding the cumbersome processes required until now. The product has been successfully put through its paces by the French Police and Gendarmerie as well as by Scotland Yard and the FBI. It has led to a publication on the website of the journal Forensic Science International and a patent has been filed.

To download the press release : Lumicyano


(1) Specialized in research and development in forensic sciences, in other words in all of the scientific and technical disciplines applied to criminal investigation.


Lumicyano™: A new fluorescent cyanoacrylate for a one-step luminescent latent fingermark development, Cosimo Prete, Laurent Galmiche, Fifonsi-Gwladys Quenum-Possy-Berry, Clémence Allain, Nicolas Thiburce, Thomas Colard, Forensic Science International, Volume 233, Issues 1–3, 10 December 2013, Pages 104-112
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CNRS l Clémence Allain l T +33 (0)1 47 40 53 57 l
ENS l Pierre Audebert l T +33 (0)1 47 40 53 13/
+33 (0)6 13 51 33 38 (contactable from 28 October) l
and Laurent Galmiche l T +33 (0)1 47 40 27 27/
+33 (0)6 98 30 85 18 (contactable from 28 October) l

CNRS press officer l Laetitia Louis l T +33 (0)1 44 96 51 37 l


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