iSWAB-DNA has been designed for convenient non-invasive DNA collection from buccal cells of humans and animals. In contrast to the use of traditional buccal swab or saliva-based systems MAWI DNA Technologies´ iSWAB-DNA performs with any individual of any age (also elderly humans who may suffer from a dry mouth) with great yields of high molecular weight DNA (up to 30 ug per collection) and extremely low bacterial DNA contamination (<1%).
The innovative design of MAWI DNA Technologies´ iSWAB™-DNA collection device allows the mechanistic release of cells captured from one or several swabs in a concentrated manner into a proprietary stabilizing bacteriostatic lysis buffer for room temperature transport and long term storage. Swabs are discarded after collection and do not need to be included when shipping the sample.
The system is available for humans (in different sizes) and animals. There is also a special version for forensic applications (e.g. evidentiary fingerprint and stain samples) available, see video below.