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Rapid DNA testing made portable

MicroFLOQ® is an innovative DNA collection tool featuring a micro flocked swab-head co-developed* by French Gendarmerie Forensic Research Institute (IRCGN™) and Copan.

*patent pending deposited by IRCGN™
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Direct PCR

Forensic DNA analysis

MicroFLOQ® enables you to obtain a 24 DNA markers profile in less than 2 hours, skipping the DNA extraction step. This is possible thanks to the lysing treatment applied on the fibers, which breaks the cells upon contact.


How to use microFLOQ®


Direct amplification of a sample on a microFLOQ® consumes a tiny portion of the specimen, preserving valuable evidence for re-analysis or additional testing.
Subsampling can be performed first on all stains with no additional testing needed if the results are acceptable. If the first results are inconclusive, then the entire sample can be collected and extracted using traditional methods.


Cooperation is in our DNA

microFLOQ® is the result of our hand-to-hand collaboration with the IRCGN™, which led to the patent deposition – now pending.


FLOQ® technology

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

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Sensitive & cost effective

No extraction step needed; all the DNA collected can be directly amplified. The breaking point makes microFLOQ easy to process with standard 96-well PCR microplates.



Time to result in less than 2 hours for direct sampling or subsampling.


On site collection

Quick DNA testing directly on the scene for multiple samples: saliva, blood, semen, sweat, tissues, touch DNA.


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 Substrates

  • Cadavers
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Concrete
  • Fabrics
  • Wood
  • Ect…

Fields of Application

  • Disaster victim identification (DVI)
  • Crime Scene
  • Legal medicine (autopsy)
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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.

Browse Studies

Forensic Sci Int Genet . 2018 – Angie Ambers

Direct amplification of bloodstain and saliva stain samples collected with the microFLOQ® swabs can produce comparable or better results than the traditional extraction workflow.


RIS Carabinieri Parma – 2017

Sampling with Copan microFLOQ® allows a complete lysis of sperm fraction.

FSI: Genetics – Mary Habib

Copan microFLOQ® swabs are designed for direct PCR, were very convenient for collection and worked well for body fluids.


Int J Legal Med . 2020 – Allison J. Sherier

MicroFLOQ® Direct Swabs may be a viable solution for pre-screening and/or handling of low-quantity DNA casework samples.


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