ISO 18385:2016 specifies requirements for the production of products used in the collection, storage, and analysis of biological material for forensic DNA purposes, but not those consumables and reagents used in post-amplification analysis.
The consumables and reagents covered by this International Standard include those used for evidence collection (sampling kits), such as swabs, containers, and packaging, and also products used in the analysis of DNA samples, such as tubes and other plasticware, disposable laboratory coats, gloves, and other consumables.
ISO 18385:2016 applies to the production of consumables and reagents which do not require cleaning for continued use. This International Standard does not cover technical product specifications (i.e. product design).
SceneSafe provide a range of ISO 18385 consumables which undergo an extensive manufacturing process to meet the guidelines set out in the ISO.
Since 2014 SceneSafe has been researching and developing new forensic capabilities to assist law enforcement in achieving the ongoing process of accreditation towards ISO 17020.
To that end our technical lead has been pivotal in providing anti-contamination solutions to assist the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP’s) that will modernize how crime scene examinations are currently conducted.
Offering this bespoke service to our customers to meet there needs has resulted in solutions that cover a wide range of areas resulting in innovations in the forensic market place that were not even on the horizon 12 months ago.
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