Learn About Puritan's 6 New Forensics Swabs

Jun 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

As a forensic professional, you already know the importance of high-quality products that facilitate the highly sensitive specimen and evidence collection and transport procedures that are so integral in your work. With so many options available, it’s often difficult to find a reliable product which suits your needs. We’re excited to introduce 6 new products, specifically designed for Forensic and DNA collection.

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Topics: Forensics

How to Swab for DNA Evidence

Mar 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise known as DNA, is the essential structure of the genetic makeup of all living things. In the world of law enforcement, the collection of DNA evidence has become a powerful tool in solving investigations, due to the simple fact that each human’s DNA is entirely unique (with the exception of identical twins).

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Topics: Forensics

Presenting Forensic Swabbing Techniques at Westwood College

Dec 22, 2014 3:09:00 PM

Recently Puritan’s Director of Sales - South Region, Elaine Seavey Maliff, had the opportunity to present on forensic swabbing techniques to a class of CSI students at Westwood College in Atlanta. Read her account below. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Diagnostic, Forensics

Best Forensic Product of 2014: Puritan’s Cap-Shure®

Dec 15, 2014 1:41:00 PM

We’ve always taken pride in providing the forensic field with the highest quality devices and materials, and this year they’ve shown their appreciation by awarding Puritan’s Cap-Shure® Cotton Tipped Applicator one of Forensic Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Best Forensic Product of 2014!

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Topics: Forensics

How to Swab for Touch DNA Evidence

Sep 5, 2014 9:23:00 AM

Touch DNA, also known as Trace DNA or Low Copy Number DNA, is an advanced and fairly new crime scene investigation technique used to collect and analyze microscopic transfer cells left behind during the commission of a crime.

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Topics: Forensics

How to Collect a Buccal Swab Sample for Forensic Analysis

Aug 25, 2014 11:24:00 AM

A buccal swab, also known as a buccal smear or a cheek swab, is one of the fastest and most common ways for forensic pathologists to establish or refute a link between a suspect and a crime scene.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Forensics

Why Choose Sterile & DNA-Free Forensic Swabs

Jul 14, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Pathologists working in the forensics industry have an entirely different set of swab requirements than their counterparts in other industries. Not only do forensic swabs need to be 100% sterile, they also need to be free of any human contaminants like DNA, DNase, and RNase. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Forensics

Case Study: RNA Testing and Analysis of DNA-Free Nylon Flock Swabs

Dec 30, 2013 1:35:00 PM

As a part of Puritan’s ongoing efforts to provide insight into our continuous quality testing and high production manufacturing standards, we are blogging occasional “case studies” to show our process in identifying and resolving anomalies.

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Forensics

Forensic Swab Adhesive Change: A Puritan Customer Case Study

Dec 3, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Background Information

Puritan’s commitment to top-notch product quality and reliability relies heavily on the feedback we receive from our product’s users. We work hand in hand with our customers to develop solutions and improve products for a flawless user experience. In November of last last year, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory Bureau (WCLB) contacted Puritan regarding the performance of our sterilized, cotton-tipped applicators (Product#:25-806 1WC FDNA).

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Topics: Puritan, Forensics

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