A successful forensic investigation begins with a proper sample, and proper samples are obtained using the appropriate collection method.
Forensic science aims to prove or exclude a connection between individuals and objects or places. To accomplish that, a wide range of specimens can be collected on a wide variety of objects or surfaces and used as evidence, to assist the criminal investigation process. When sampling these specimens – especially genetic material – it is crucial to avoid any kind of contamination, as modern molecular assays are extremely sensitive and may detect even small amounts of extraneous DNA. Moreover, after collection, these samples must be handled and transported appropriately to ensure their preservation and traceability.
We test all the forensics products’ raw materials for the presence of amplifiable human DNA. We dedicated restricted areas and staff to these products, and we created a DNA database of all the people working on the genetic production, including our suppliers. Finally, we treat the finished products with EO and test them for hDNA contamination, releasing a CoA before the sale.
We offer different devices to respond to the need for a flawless sample collection and reduced DNA testing time – not for use on living humans.
All our forensics collection swabs leverage our patented FLOQ® technology: discover why it’s a plus!
Rapid DNA testing made portable
DNA collection for human identification
For collection, stabilization, processing, transport, and archiving of nucleic acid samples
For rapid and efficient DNA recovery
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The new Copan Guide to forensic sampling aims to help forensics professionals orient through the jungle of evidence collection methods, choose the appropriate one according to any situation, and ensure the success of their investigation.