Through our 4titude range we support a vast range of customers applications spanning from research to molecular diagnostics.Brooks Life Sciences continue to develop high quality innovative consumables and instruments with a focus on PCR plastics, assay microplates, and sealing solutions.

Our PCR, qPCR and sequencing tubes and plates cover all needs of flexibility and automation, successfully aiming to minimize wastage of reagents, and maximize efficiency. Read more ▼

Through our 4titude range we support a vast range of customers applications spanning from research to molecular diagnostics.Brooks Life Sciences continue to develop high quality innovative consumables and instruments with a focus on PCR plastics, assay microplates, and sealing solutions.

Our PCR, qPCR and sequencing tubes and plates cover all needs of flexibility and automation, successfully aiming to minimize wastage of reagents, and maximize efficiency.

Complementing the PCR range, our assay and storage microplates support a wide variety of applications, including cell based content screening and ELISA, fluorescence, luminescence and sample collection.

And because every plate and tube needs a seal, we proudly offer the largest range of sealing solutions on the market, including both adhesive and heat seals, as well as automated and semi-automated microplate sealing instruments.

Brooks Life Sciences know open dialogue fosters innovation: when you speak, we listen. And because off the shelf products don’t always meet customers’ needs, we’re fully open to customize our catalogue ranges in order to cater to your specific laboratory needs. Read less ▲

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Ethylene oxide treated microplates for forensic use

Forensic applications demand the highest quality consumables. Avoiding external DNA contamination is of utmost importance and as a result high demands are placed upon manufacturers of products throughout the workflow.

We have a stringently controlled cleanroom production facility certified, according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, for production of DNA and RNA free products. However, to absolutely guarantee that selected products are suitable for forensic applications, we now offer ethylene oxide treatment to degrade amplifiable DNA by alkylation. Read more ▼

Ethylene oxide treated microplates for forensic use

Forensic applications demand the highest quality consumables. Avoiding external DNA contamination is of utmost importance and as a result high demands are placed upon manufacturers of products throughout the workflow.

We have a stringently controlled cleanroom production facility certified, according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, for production of DNA and RNA free products. However, to absolutely guarantee that selected products are suitable for forensic applications, we now offer ethylene oxide treatment to degrade amplifiable DNA by alkylation.

The process

Following cleanroom production, the selected plastic consumables are packaged into ethylene oxide permeable bags, and subjected to ethylene oxide sterilisation. The products are then sent to you, the consumer, in the bags, ensuring that amplifiable DNA can't contaminate the consumables.

Ethylene oxide treatment has been documented as the method of choice for preventing DNA profiles resulting from external DNA contamination (Shaw et al., 2008). The ethylene oxide treatment for 4titude® consumables is performed with pure ethylene oxide grade 3.0 (C2H4O >99.9%) according to ISO 13485 and ISO 11135-1.

The 4titude® ethylene oxide treated products are produced in compliance with the described standards, preventing the generation of accidental human profiles.

 

Figure according to Shaw at al., 2008: Comparison of the effects of sterilization techniques on subsequent DNA profiling. Int J Legal Med 122: 29-33

 

Current off-the-shelf consumables

The following plates are available to order off-the-shelf as ethylene oxide treated PCR plates, however our other plastic consumables are available to be ethylene oxide treated upon request. Read less ▲