Bode Technology Launches DNA Collection Device

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New Buccal DNA Collector Streamlines Laboratory Processing of DNA Samples

Bode Buccal 2 Collection Device

“The new DNA collection system has been developed using expertise gained from processing more than 1.5 million samples for DNA databasing programs across the country. The design increases efficiency and saves money in laboratory operations,” said Andrew

The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA products and services, announced today the introduction of the next generation of DNA collection products, the Bode Buccal 2™. The new collection device will help revolutionize the collection and processing of high-throughput reference samples in forensic DNA crime laboratories. The collection system is easy-to-use and maximizes the amount of collected DNA available for processing to improve success rates and cost savings for the laboratory.

The Bode Buccal 2 has new features that make the collection device user friendly and requires minimal training to use. The product easily converts to a “card” format that can be loaded directly onto automated punching devices upon receipt in the laboratory. The conversion of the collector to the card also creates a smaller footprint that is compatible with many long-term storage systems used by laboratories.

Like the Bode Buccal DNA Collector™, the new collection device incorporates “direct collection,” a design principle that is the key to higher success rates in laboratory processing. Direct collection allows the sample obtained directly from the subject’s mouth to be processed by the laboratory, eliminating any sample transfer to a secondary device as required by other collection devices. Overall, the elimination of the secondary transfer minimizes costly sample re-processing and re-collections.

“The new DNA collection system has been developed using expertise gained from processing more than 1.5 million samples for DNA databasing programs across the country. The design increases efficiency and saves money in laboratory operations,” said Andrew Singer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bode. “When collecting DNA from an offender at a booking station, law enforcement needs a simple fail-proof system, and this is exactly what the Bode Buccal 2 provides.”

The Bode Buccal 2 is the newest addition to a product line that has delivered more than 5 million collection devices worldwide. Buccal DNA collection devices are a key element in DNA databasing programs for the forensic and law enforcement markets. Bode will be launching this at the "Advancements in Collecting and Automating DNA Databasing Samples” workshop at next week’s International Symposium on Human Identification in Phoenix, Arizona.

About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
Bode operates one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories and provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, DNA analysis services, and research services to law enforcement, the justice system and other government agencies around the world. Bode is one of the few private facilities worldwide to receive ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from both the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International Program) and the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/FQS for forensic testing.

Bode also provides immigration and paternity testing worldwide through subsidiary Chromosomal Labs • Bode Technology, which is accredited by AABB for Relationship Testing Activities.

Bode is one of the three wholly owned subsidiaries of SolutionPoint International, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence, security, compliance and monitoring, identity assurance, forensics, and situational awareness solutions for the commercial and government sectors on a worldwide basis.

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