Using our expertise as a forensics laboratory, Bode has developed proprietary biological and evidence collection systems designed to improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of collecting and processing of evidence and biological samples. Bode’s integrated systems offer solutions and products certified to be free of human DNA and designed to simplify the collection, transportation, archival, and analysis of biological samples and evidence.
Bode’s integrated Buccal DNA Collection system offers solutions for collecting, transporting, processing, storing, and archiving buccal DNA samples. The system consists of several innovative products with unique features that make the Bode system the most complete and reliable products available. The Bode Buccal DNA Collector™ is a non-invasive, direct collection device. The direct collection assures high yields and high reliability when using the device to obtain a DNA profile. The design and attached barcode labels provide flexibility in archiving solutions and automated processing.
- The collection can be self-administered
- Streamlines process from point of collection all the way to storage
- Over 3 million reference samples collected for the CODIS database
- Collected samples are stable at room temperature
White Paper: Evaluating the Efficiency of the Bode Buccal DNA Collector™ Compared to Whatman® FTA® for DNA Databasing proves the elimination of a transfer step reduces cost, processing time, re-run and re-collection rates and improves the likelihood of the sample being entered into the database.
The SecurSwab DNA Collection devices are designed to integrate the collection, labeling, protection, transportation, and processing of crime scene evidence. These collectors can be part of kits designed for various processes like property crime scene collection. New versions of the SecurSwab have been developed to meet the requirements for wet/dry stain collection procedures and single unit or six-pack packaging for field use and site exploitation.
The SecurSwab Collection System utilizes human DNA-free swabs, reinforced with a plastic barrel to collect more reliable samples. The protective tube secures the collected evidence, barcode labels simplify chain-of-custody and integrated desiccants preserve the evidence.
- Saves time while collecting & processing samples
- Reduces contamination risk
- Improves evidence integrity
- Easy-to-use & requires minimal training