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DNA collection for human identification

4N6FLOQSwabs® Genetics is the line of Copan patented FLOQSwabs® specifically designed and dedicated to DNA collection for human identification.

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DNA preservation

Stability over time

The active drying system absorbs water molecules, preventing microbial growth and guaranteeing DNA stability for 12+ months at RT and -80°C.



ISO 18385:2016 compliant

The validated EO TREATMENT assesses the degradation of possible human DNA residuals.
– Free of amplifiable human DNA, detectable and amplifiable DNase, and RNase.
– personnel STR database
– stringent controls and automated manufacturing


The one line for forensics

For more than ten years, our 4N6 FLOQSwabs® Genetics line led the development of a new quality standard for forensics applications. Thanks to our partnership with key opinion leaders and our strong know-how, we delivered a first-rate product line for the whole range of forensic applications such as: databasing, sexual assault, paternity testing, evidence collection, genotyping, and skin microbiome.


FLOQ® technology

This Swab is empowered by the FLOQ® technology for superior sample adsorption and release.

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20 mm breaking point

The short length breaking point and the 2-1,5 ml vials compatible tip facilitate the laboratory workflow.


Gold standard for forensic DNA evidence collection

4N6FLOQSwabs® Genetics w/Active drying system have been extensively adopted by law enforcement agencies for the evidence collection at a crime scene.


Different shapes for different collection

4N6FLOQSwabs® are available with different geometries to ensure that the maximum amount of sample can be collected also from the most challenging surfaces.


Forensic DNA grade

ISO 18385:2016 compliance minimizes the risk of detectable human nuclear DNA contamination in products used by the global forensic community.

Into the Line

This product line groups a variety of product codes, each optimized to address specific needs.
Check here the summary of these features and contact us to discover the product code that best suits your need-mix and available in your Country.

Collection Sites

  • Buccal
  • Subungueal
  • Skin
  • Crime scene evidences
  • Vaginal

Sample types

  • Buccal cells
  • Saliva
  • Semen
  • Sweat
  • Blood
  • Touch DNA


  • Regular swab
  • Subungual swab
  • Divisible swab
  • Lollipop shape swab

Downstream Application

  • RT-PCR
  • NGS
  • Presumptive tests
  • Magnetic extraction kits
  • Silica columns extraction kits
  • Chelex
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Suggested uses table. Please refer to your GLP procedures to choose the most appropriate device. The use of this product in association with diagnostic kits or instrumentation should be internally validated by the user.

Scientific Mentions

Always faithful to our scientific approach, we are eager to hear the proof of the success of our efforts and commitment.

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ISHI 2018

4N6FLOQSwabs® with Active Drying System are suitable for long term storage of human DNA, and can be used for both reference buccal samples and crime scene traces collection, eliminating confusion and the need for different collection devices for the forensic investigation team.

Forensic Sci Int Genet 2010 – Corina C. G. Benschop et al.

Post-coital vaginal sampling with nylon flocked swabs improves DNA typing.


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Scientific Booklet

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The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Sampling

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.

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4N6FLOQSwabs® Buccal Collection IFU

4N6FLOQSwabs® Genetics is the line of Copan patented FLOQSwabs® specifically designed and dedicated to DNA collection for human identification. Discover in this video how easy is to collect buccal samples with 4N6FLOQSwabs® Genetics.

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4N6FLOQSwabs® Line Pills

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Copan microFLOQ® Direct Swab collection of bloodstains, saliva, and semen on cotton cloth

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