Biological samples are vulnerable to degradation by a variety of environmental factors, from the time they are collected until their analysis in the lab. To minimize sample degradation, it’s common to either dry or freeze the sample to ensure the highest quantity and quality upon arrival at the laboratory.

The ForensiX product offering includes the SafeDry and BasicDry self-drying systems to help achieve the best possible sample quality that meets your lab requirements. 


SafeDry Insert is an active drying system that enables fast drying of biological samples from crime scenes or buccal swabs. The insert is made of a special plastic that incorporates molecular sieve technology as a desiccant. Micro-cracks in the insert help ensure that the humidity can reach the desiccant.


BasicDry cardboard and tubing products help ensure fast drying of the sample as the humidity is passively transferred to the surrounding environment. Samples are protected and sealed in the card board box and tube.


Key features

  • Premier Desiccant Insert System—allows for long-term DNA storage. Independent of environmental condition such as humidity.
  • Validated with Applied Biosystems amplification STR chemistry.
  • Chain of custody—Ensured pairing of swab and tube with identical ID number on both the swab cap and the tube
  • EtO-treated (DNA-free)—For reduced contamination risk, and to help avoid costs associated with rerunning samples.
  • Customized products—SafeDry tubing can be custom manufactured with cotton, or Copan’s 4N6FLOQSwabs Genetics swab substrate type.

Featured products

SafeDry Evidence Collection device (SKU 9022030) offers easy handling with superior, rapidly drying performance for long-term storage without DNA degradation. The sample is dried rapidly, regardless of the external climate conditions.

Ordering information for reference sample collection

Description Catalog number
Buccal Cotton Swab with cardboard boxing 9011030
Buccal Swab with SafeDry Tubing with cotton swab 9012030
Buccal Swab SafeDry Tubing with Nylon swab 9012037

Note: Minimum purchase of 50 pieces is required for each of the above catalog numbers. To place an order, please contact your local human identification support or sales representative.


Ordering information for casework sample collection

Description Catalog number
Evidence collection swab with BasicDry Tubing 9014000
Evidence Collection cotton swab with SafeDry Tubing 9022030
Evidence Collection cotton swab with Short SafeDry tubing 9022035
Fingernail kit components in a foil bag.
2 cotton swabs and SafeDry tubes
2 separate labels
2 ForensiX seals
1 ampoule of sterile water
9022210
Evidence Collection Kit: cotton swab with Short SafeDry tubing (pack of 5) 9023135

Note: Minimum purchase of 50 pieces is required for each of the above catalog numbers. To place an order, please contact your local human identification support or sales representative.