Buccal Collection - Automation and Storage

Bode Buccal DNA Collection Systems - Automation and Storage

Bode Technology’s archival cassettes enable the automation of punching and reduces the storage footprint.
  • Automation: The archival cassettes are compatible with lab robotics and liquid-handling devices including the BSD®600, Hamilton easyPunch STARlet, Copan CPA200, and Copan CPA300.
  • Labeling and Barcoding: The archival cassettes and envelopes provide ample space for labeling and barcoding.​
Bode Buccal DNA Collector Cassette
The Bode Buccal DNA Collector Archival and Automation Cassette is a paper cassette with built-in adhesive that allows for easy conversion from the Bode Buccal DNA Collector.

Bode also offers the Buccal Archival Trays for bulk storage of the Bode Buccal DNA Collectors. 

Long-Term Storage

The Bode Buccal Collectors can be stored at room temperature in a cool, dry environment. The Bode Armor and the Bode Vault have been developed to improve results when DNA samples are stored.

Bode Armor is a reagent applied to the Bode Buccal DNA Collector that enhances DNA stability during long-term storage of collected samples.  The reagent helps protect against common factors leading to sample degradation such as:

  • Temperature and humidity
  • Enzymes (DNase)
  • Bacteria.

In a controlled internal study with accelerated sample aging to a simulated 30 years of storage, samples treated with Bode Armor showed significantly less sample degradation.

The Bode Vault is a desiccated storage system designed to enhance long-term storage of DNA samples at room temperature. The Bode Vault includes a foil barrier pouch containing desiccants to create a microenvironment for long-term storage and sample protection that helps increase sample stability by protecting against degradation caused by environmental effects.

Customizable to fit your storage solution

  • Archival cassettes
  • Transport envelopes
  • Converted to cassettes for automated punching

Bode Buccal DNA FAQ

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.

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Yes. The Buccal DNA Collector has been treated with an electron beam, making it safe for use in your mouth.

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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.

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Bode’s Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines are ISO18385: 2016 accredited and are manufactured in our ISO 9001:2015 certified production facility.

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.


BSI Assurance MarkBode’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.