The Buccal DNA Collector™ Device, manufactured by Bode Technology and distributed by Life Technologies,1 is an easy-to-use non-invasive device designed for the collection of cheek buccal cells for human identification analysis. No transfer step is required after collection, which maximizes sample integrity and DNA yield for downstream processing. In addition, the design facilitates automated processing with BSD Punching Systems (BSD Robotics) while maintaining chain of custody control.

The Buccal DNA Collector™ Device consists of three main components:

  • Handle with support manufactured from medical-grade plastic
  • Collection paper manufactured and tested under cGMP guidelines
  • Sliding cover to protect and provide ventilation of the collection paper

Key features

  • Direct collection requires no transfer steps after collection for increased sample integrity and DNA yield
  • Automated processing with BSD Punching Systems while maintaining chain of custody control
  • Easy to use and enabled for self-administered collection
  • Validated for use with Applied Biosystems® Prep-n-Go™ Buffer and STR kits to enable optimal direct amplification processing
  • Tested and certified to be human DNA free, and free of DNase and RNase
  • Proven and trusted—since its introduction in 2002, the Buccal DNA Collector™ Device is estimated to have been used for more than 30% of samples profiled for inclusion in the U.S. CODIS database



Figure 1. An example of profile generated from a Buccal DNA Collector™ sample using the Prep-n-Go™ Buffer and the Identifiler® Direct kit.
Figure 2. An example of profile generated from a Buccal DNA Collector™ sample using the Prep-n-Go™ Buffer and the NGM Select™ kit.





Figure 3. The complete, integrated workflow from Life Technologies for single-source samples using the Bode Buccal Collector™ device enables laboratories to go from sample to result in as little as 2 hours.1
Buccal DNA Collector™ DeviceCat. No. Qty.
Buccal DNA Collector™ Device4467893Case of 100
Transport Pouches4467894Case of 100
Archival Trays4467895Case of 8 Boxes2
Archival Cassettes with Cassette Envelopes4467337Case of 100
Adhesive Seals for Archival Cassettes4467896Roll of 1000
Specimen Processing Unit4467897Each
Customized Sample Collection KitPlease contact your local Life Technologies representative