Collecting sufficient DNA material is critical to producing a viable DNA profile. Unfortunately, traditional techniques and tools have limitations which creates the need for more sensitive and scalable methods. The M-Vac System is one answer to this problem. The Forensic Science Graduate Group at UC Davis is completing a series of collection technique comparisons and will be presenting the data at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Scientists Conference in February. For the abstract of the research click here.
This research is cutting edge and is oriented around sexual assault related cases, particularly skin to skin contact and recovering salivary DNA from skin, including post-showering saliva recovery.