Buccal DNA Collector™ Device

Catalog number: 4467893

 Related applications: DNA Extraction | Sample Collection for Human Identification

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The Buccal DNA Collector™, manufactured by Bode Technology and distributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific1, is an easy-to-use non-invasive device designed for the collection of cheek buccal cells for human DNA identification analysis. No transfer step is required after collection, which increases 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™ consists of three 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
These features make the Buccal DNA Collector™ trusted by law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories worldwide for the collection and processing of millions of offender DNA samples:
Direct Collection: Requires no transfer steps after collection for increased sample integrity and DNA yield
Automatable: The design facilitates automated processing with BSD Punching Systems while maintaining chain of custody control
Easy-to-Use: Comes with simple instructions and enables self-administered collection
Compatible with Direct PCR Amplification: Validated for use with Applied Biosystems® Prep-n-Go™ Buffer and STR kits to enable optimal direct amplification processing
Human DNA Free: 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™ is estimated to have been used for more than 30% of samples profiled for inclusion in the U.S. CODIS database

Optimized for Direct PCR Amplification
Samples collected with the Buccal DNA Collector™ can be easily processed using the Applied Biosystems Prep-n-Go™ Buffer. The Prep-n-Go™ Buffer has been validated and optimized to enable high quality direct PCR amplification of reference samples collected with the Buccal DNA Collector™–without the need for incubation, extraction or purification–and to help increase first pass success rates with Applied Biosystems® STR amplification solutions.

A Forensic Sample Collection and Identification System
The Buccal DNA Collector™ is part of a forensic identification system consisting of:
The Buccal DNA Collector™: An easy-to-use non-invasive device designed for the collection of cheek buccal cells
Transport Pouches with Dessicant: Containers for DNA samples, suitable for transport and storage
Buccal DNA Archival Trays: Convenient storage trays for Buccal DNA Collectors
Archival Cassettes with Cassette Envelopes: Convenient storage cassettes for Buccal DNA Collectors
Adhesive Seals for Archival Cassettes
Specimen Processing Unit: A tool for sample handling and transfer
The AmpFLSTR® Identifiler® Direct PCR Amplification Kit

Design a Custom Sample Collection Kit
Include the Buccal DNA Collector™ in a complete, customizable kit for the collection, packaging, and transport of buccal DNA and subject information. A Custom Sample Collection Kit can contain all the required components, instructions, and documentation to make a secure and reliable reference sample collection. The Sample Collection Kit may include the following customized items:
• Buccal DNA Collector™
• Specimen Identification Form
• Instruction Sheet
• Gloves
• Return Envelope

Please contact us for information about the design and ordering of Custom Sample Collection Kits.

1The Buccal DNA Collector is distributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific only outside the United States.

For Research, Forensic, or Paternity Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.


Type: Sample Collection Accessory
Product Size: 100 units
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Sample Type (Specific): Buccal Sample
Purity or Quality Grade: DNase-Free, RNase-Free
For Use With (Equipment): BSD Robotics Punching System, Harris Manual Punching System

Contents & storage

100 Buccal DNA Collectors™, store at room temperature


Manuals & protocols