Supporting you at the forefront of forensic science.
BSD punch instruments are used globally as a trusted tool for many forensic applications, including databasing, casework, paternity, ancestry, post-mortem, toxicology, and human identification.
Sample collection and processing are important steps in the legal investigation process. Collection of different samples such as dried blood, saliva buccal, urine, faeces or tissue sample including hair follicles on sample collection cards are proven methods for use in forensic biology.
The objective of the BSD semi-automatic punching system is to ensure uniform sample aliquots are taken from sites of interest, while minimizing potential contamination and maintaining traceability. With punching being a physical process, the design of the punch head and features for cleaning are critical factors of puncher design.
Given the nature of legal investigation and human identification, system security accurate tracking and complete recording of the sample preparation process is vital.
Automate sample tracking.
Generate rich worklist files, plate maps and image data.
Capture the end result for each punch run.
Integrate punch worklist files with multiple instruments.
Configure user access and permissions.
BSD products offer features that address subsampling properties and environmental factors mitigating the effects of static electricity that can accumulate on the sample and on microplates or test tubes.
Whilst 96-well microplates are commonly used, forensic workflows can involve punching into tubes, deep-well and microplates of alternate formats.