NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has signed an agreement to collaborate with Copan Flock in providing an integrated, end-to-end system for DNA forensics.

Under terms of the alliance, Life Tech will globally distribute Copan's sample collection systems for forensic applications. Life Tech said that Copan's Nucleic-Card DNA Collection System, which is a chemically treated sample collection matrix that lyses cells and preserves DNA spotted onto a paper substrate, can help facilitate a rapid, direct PCR amplification workflow using its own STR kits.

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