GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business addresses the need for efficient forensic sample collection with its Whatman™ FTA™ technology and capability to manufacture high-quality sample collection cards and kits.

GE offers a wide range of off-the-shelf and custom FTA products for the collection of human blood and buccal (cheek) cells.

Whatman FTA technology simplifies the collection and storage of biological samples and the purification of nucleic acids at room temperature.  The resultant purified nucleic acids (DNA) are suitable for a range of downstream processing techniques.