With the constant pressure to do more with less, you need solutions that deliver precision and efficiency at every step of your forensic workflow. That’s why we’ve been deeply committed, for more than 20 years, to manufacturing human identification (HID) products that meet the highest industry standards—so you can get the answers you trust.
It’s all about empowering confident analysis through our advanced manufacturing processes, proven Applied Biosystems™ solutions, and expert support services.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is proud to announce that our manufacturing facilities are ISO 18385–compliant. Take a tour of our Warrington, UK site, and see how state-of-the-art robotics and proven processes are setting a high industry standard for manufacturing of forensics products, and learn more about our commitment to providing quality forensics solutions.
“At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we have actively participated in the development of the ISO 18385 standard and ensured compliance across our manufacturing lines in order to continue to deliver the highest-quality products for forensic testing.”—Lisa Calandro
Director of HID Professional Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Member of the ISO 18385 US Technical Advisory Group
We are proud to announce that our Thermo Fisher Scientific Warrington, UK manufacturing facility has been ISO18385:2016 certified by Bureau Veritas Australia—a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, as meeting the latest international standards for products used in forensic testing.
As a trusted leader among suppliers of products for forensic analyses, we are focused on providing our customers with products that meet the highest standards in the industry. That’s why we contributed to the creation of ISO 18385, collaborating with forensic practitioners and industry experts to define the new manufacturing standard that enhances the quality of HID products across the industry.
“ “Our decision to raise the bar and comply with the ISO 18385 standard is in line with our heritage of providing high-quality tools that enable forensic labs to trust their results when they use our products. ”— Rosy Lee
Vice President and General Manager of HID
Thermo Fisher Scientific
ISO 18385 is a standard that addresses growing concerns within the forensic industry regarding the potential presence of low-level human DNA in consumables. The guidelines are intended to minimize the risk of human DNA contamination in products used to collect, store, and analyze biologic material, as well as providing policies by which to assess products prior to release.
To meet ISO 18385, manufacturers must:
Our HID solutions are manufactured at our location in Warrington, UK, a facility that meets the guidelines for ISO 18385 certification. As part of our long-standing commitment to the continual adoption of new methods that help ensure high-quality manufacturing, we have made significant investments across all aspects of production to minimize human DNA contamination. The result: powerful forensic DNA–grade solutions that enable you to provide answers with certainty and confidence.
Our state-of-the-art Warrington, UK facility produces solutions that empower precise, confident analysis. From employees to equipment, we strive to bring you best-in-class quality in every aspect of our business.
Our experienced personnel
You can count on every individual who works at our Warrington branch to provide expertise and experience.
Our proven process
Our manufacturing workflow is specifically designed to minimize exposure to human DNA. Here’s how we minimize contamination in our solutions to enable reliable answers:
Our cutting-edge facilities
We’re constantly working to create better ways to deliver high-quality HID products. Here are just some of the advanced features you can expect from our facility:
“My assessment has shown that there is a good correlation between the production of consumables at the Thermo Fisher Scientific sites in Warrington and the requirements stipulated in the standard ISO 18385.”—Kevin Sullivan
PhD, Director at Principal Forensic Services
Products go through extensive quality control testing at every stage of production. We test raw materials through finished products to help ensure they are human DNA–free and meet the needs of our forensic customers. They are made clean and kept clean throughout the entire manufacturing process.
Site type:Manufacturing & distribution
Years of experience:15 years of clean PCR product manufacturing
ISO 9001: 1998
ISO 13485: 2010
ISO 18385: 2016
We manufacture and distribute consumables for life science applications.
Products manufactured include: labeled and unlabeled oligos, assays, PDARS, probes, sequence detection kits, Applied Biosystems™ PrepFiler™, STR, and Quantifiler™ kits, food and environmental kits, pharmaceutical QA/QC kits, and protein sequencing reagents.
For Research, Forensic, or Paternity Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.