Bode Buccal® DNA Collection Systems
The Bode Buccal DNA Collector and Bode Buccal 2* are simple, direct collection systems. These devices are designed to:
- Simplify collections
- Improve first pass success rates
- Incorporate into manual or automated workflows
Bode Buccal DNA Collector
Both the Bode Buccal DNA Collector and the Bode Buccal 2 are unique, one-step collection devices designed to maximize the amount of DNA collected and recovered from buccal samples. It is compatible with most chemistries, including direct amplification.
Both collection devices can be easily converted into storage cassettes that are compatible with automated punching systems.
|Bode Buccal DNA Collector||Bode Buccal DNA Collector and Storage Cassette|
Simple Collection offers Significant Advantages to the Laboratory
Bode processes field-collected reference samples from agencies all over the United States. In comparing first-pass success rates, there is a significant improvement seen on samples collected using the Bode Buccal DNA Collector compared to treated card devices.
Comparison of First Pass Success Rates of Field-Collected Samples Processed at Bode Over a 12-Month Period for DNA Databasing Contract Work**
|Sample Substrate||Samples Tested||First-Pass Rate|
|Bode Buccal DNA Collectors||30,166||90.89%|
|Saliva-Stained Treated Cards||12,958||78.34%|
Benefits of a high first-pass success rate:
- Increased analyst efficiency: Decreases time from sample receipt to CODIS upload
- Decreased costs: Reduces costly re-processing and re-collection
- Optimized workflows: Enables handling of unexpected surges in submissions
Buccal DNA Collection Kits:
Bode offers standard and custom DNA collection kits to easily handle sample collection, packaging, and delivery to the laboratory.
The standard Buccal DNA Collection Kit includes:
- (1) Bode Buccal DNA Collector
- (1) DNA Transport Pouch with Desiccant
- (1) Pair of Vinyl Gloves
- (1) 3” Integrity Seal (Evidence Tape)
- (1) Fingerprint Ink Strip
- (1) Ink Removal Towelete
Bode offers fully-customized collection kits specific to an agency's needs. Contact us to request additional information.
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Document Downloads and Resources
- Compatibility of Bode Armor® and Direct Amplification Chemistries
- Bode Armor®: Enhanced Protection for DNA Databanking Samples
- An Evaluation of Collection Devices in High-Volume Databasing
- Automated Punching and Processing of the Bode Buccal 2 with the Hamilton easyPunchTM STARlet with the Investigator® 24plex Go! STR Kit
**Data sourced from study performed at Bode
Bode Buccal and Bode Armor are registered trademarks of Bode Technology
BSD600 is a trademark of Microelectronic Systems.
CPA200 is a trademark of Copan Italia S.p.A.
CPA300 is a trademark of Copan Italia S.p.A.
easyPunch STARlet is a trademark of Hamilton Company.
GlobalFiler is a registered trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Investigator is a registered trademark of Qiagen.
PowerPlex is a registered trademark of Promega Corporation.
Bode Buccal DNA Collector
The Bode Buccal DNA Collector is supported by all major manufacturers’ (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Promega, and QIAGEN) direct amplification kits. Bode Cellmark’s technical services team can provide recommended protocols and cycle numbers to achieve a high first-pass success rate.
The Bode Buccal DNA Collector is a direct collection system. The sample processed in the laboratory is the same sample that was collected from the individual’s mouth. As a direct collection system, it does not require the transfer step that is necessary when using treated cards.
Bode Buccal® DNA Collector
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Bode has achieved ISO 18385:2016 certification for the Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines. ISO18385:2016 confirms that Bode’s products meet the standards for the forensic market which enable these products to carry the label ISO18385 Forensic DNA Grade.
Bode’s Production Facility in Lenexa, KS is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Bode manufactures collection products and collection kits within the facility. Through its ISO 9001:2015 certification, Bode demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Bode also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.