Efficient DNA Collection, Storage, and Downstream Analysis

Human identification and forensic investigations depend on the careful collection and handling of samples. It is critically important that samples are collected using devices designed to:

  • Enable efficient, high-quality PCR amplification for genotyping
  • Facilitate automation, preservation, and storage
  • Maintain chain of custody and sample integrity

To meet this need, Life Technologies offers innovative, high-quality collection solutions through partnerships with Copan Flock Technologies and Bode Technology, leaders in manufacturing sample collection and DNA preservation tools. The Copan NUCLEIC-CARD™ and 4N6FLOQSwabs™ collection systems and Bode Buccal DNA Collector™ device, in combination with the completely integrated human identification analysis workflows from Life Technologies, enable forensic and paternity laboratories to maximize efficiency and achieve the highest quality results.


The NUCLEIC-CARD™ Sample Collection Devices consists of a plastic holder carrying a framed NUCLEIC-CARD™ COLOR (1 spot). The NUCLEIC-CARD™ COLOR matrix is chemically-treated to enable cell lysis and protein denaturation. Nucleic acids are immobilized and preserved for long-term storage at room temperature.

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Reference Sample Collection NUCLEIC-CARD™ DNA Collection System
4N6FLOQSwabs™ DNA Collection System
Buccal DNA Collector™ Device
Evidence Sample Collection 4N6FLOQSwabs™ DNA Collection System, Crime Scene