The patented FLOQSwabs™ are comprised of a solid molded-plastic applicator shaft with a tip that can vary in size and shape and are coated with short Nylon® fibers that are arranged in perpendicular fashion.
FLOQSwabs™ have no internal absorbent core to disperse and entrap the specimen - as traditional fiber swabs - but the entire sample stays close to the surface for fast and complete elution.
Copan FLOQSwabs™ represent a breakthrough to guarantee that even minute amounts of DNA can be collected and are available for testing.
Rapid Absorption and Elution
4N6FLOQSwabs™ rapidly absorb trace specimens even when the amount of the sample is limited. The superior release of the 4N6 line compared to traditional fiber swabs becomes critical in the case of low count number (LCN). By recovering over 90% of the evidence using COPAN's unique 4N6FLOQSwabs™, assay sensitivity increases and DNA recovery is maximized.
Stringent Quality Control
COPAN's 4N6FLOQSwabs™ line is certified DNase, RNase-Free and is free of amplifiable human DNA. Strict quality control measures and use of inhibitory-free components ensure that 4N6FLOQSwabs™ are free of PCR inhibitors. All staff involved in the production of the DNA-Free line are profiled and stringent internal quality controls are placed on the manufacturing process, raw materials and final product release.
Neutralize Microbial Contamination
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene are specially treated with agents that exert an antimicrobial effect on a wide spectrum of microbes deriving from the environmental contamination of the sample.
No Need to Dry Out the Sample
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene strong antimicrobial action allows the sample to be simply transferred into a transport tube or vial, without any need to dry out the sample.
DNA is Preserved and Optimized in Critical Environmental Conditions
4N6FLOQSwabs™ Crime Scene preserve DNA integrity in heavily contaminated environments for up to 7 days storage at 37°C.
Compatibility with Various DNA Extraction Methods and Direct Amplification
4N6FLOQSwabs™ have been validated for compatibility with numerous DNA extraction methods and complete profiles were obtained by sequencing the DNA extracted.
Data Matrix Code Unique Identification
Every 4N6FLOQSwabs™ tube is identified with a data matrix code, assigning unique numeric number to each sample ensuring easy traceability and tracking.