Micronic has introduced a range of new storage tubes (0.50ml, 0.75ml and 1.40ml) and capping products that secure the long term integrity of DNA samples for forensic analysis.
DNA sample storage is paramount in forensic DNA, epidemiological, clinical and genetic database laboratories. In forensic laboratories there is always the possibility, even after tens of years, that cases may be re-opened and any stored DNA sample may need to be re-tested.
In recent years the sensitivity of recovery techniques has increased to allow levels below 200pg of DNA to be detected and analysed in a forensic context. However this increased sensitivity has led to an increase in the observation of extraneous DNA contamination from storage consumables, sold as sterile or DNAase and RNAase free, having been rendered fit for forensic analysis using ionising radiation (UV, gamma, X-ray, beta).
Using a new ethylene oxide treatment process - Micronic's new range of screw top and push cap tubes are independently certified to be absolutely DNA-free and therefore provide the perfect medium for long-term, high integrity storage of forensic samples.