Forensic biobanks consist of cells taken from convicted individuals or DNA traces taken from scenes of crimes and offenses.
The biological traces collected on the crime scenes are not only of great tissue diversity, but in most cases the collected samples have very small amounts of DNA.
The detection thresholds for multiplex amplification protocols used in human identification have been progressively reduced over the last 15 years to the point of allowing forensic biology laboratories to obtain genetic profiles from non-quantifiable extracts. .
While the decrease in these detection thresholds has made it possible to obtain genetic profiles from traces, such as so-called contact traces, the conservation and recovery of these minute amounts of DNA are highly problematic with the methods of conservation by the cold.
The DNAshell® technology meets the needs of the forensic community by providing a technical solution to the conservation constraints of DNA extracted from biological traces and by allowing long term storage of samples at controlled and extremely reduced costs.