The STAR Q SP/AS Instrument is a high-throughput (HTP) liquid-handling platform designed for sample purification and assay setup from forensic and human identity samples. The instrument uses a dedicated ISO 18385 forensic DNA grade magnetic bead chemistry, enabling recovery of highly pure DNA for human- and male-specific quantification, STR analysis and other downstream applications. Magnetic bead chemistry is based on QIAGEN’s trusted silica technology, in a format designed specifically for high-throughput use. This ensures the most cost-effective use and the highest levels of process safety. Unlike other HTP liquid-handling systems, the STAR Q SP/AS comes with pre-validated protocols for sample purification and assay setup. While these pre-installed protocols allow ease of use and speed of implementation, lysis and elution volumes can be adjusted to enable optimal processing depending on sample type. Together with the Investigator Kits for sample prep, quantification and STR amplification, the STAR Q SP/AS provides a complete solution for high-throughput processing of forensic samples, combining capacity and speed with quality and process safety.