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SAIC-Frederick and Biomatrica Collaborate to Improve Molecular Analysis in Cancer Research
Date:5/31/2011

Conventional RNA isolation from histological samples is typically a low-throughput operation that requires considerable infrastructure and can be too expensive for large- scale studies. The collaboration has the potential to change this paradigm.

"We have developed novel formulations that protect nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) in blood, tissue, cell lines, saliva, biopsy material, etc. at room temperature with comparable or better performance than traditional ultra-cold temperature systems. These products have the added benefits of yielding significant cost savings, improved workflow, higher sample quality, scalability and flexibility," said Dr. Rolf Muller, Biomatrica's President, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder. "We are excited to be partnering with a leading scientific organization such as SAIC-NCI in developing new technologies for better management of critical biological samples in cancer research."

About SAIC-Frederick

SAIC-Frederick, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500® company, is the operations and technical support contractor for the National Cancer Institute's research and development center in Frederick, Md. This is a national laboratory dedicated to rapidly translating basic research into new technologies for diagnosing, treating, and preventing cancer and AIDS. SAIC-Frederick maintains a full suite of advanced technologies in areas such as nanotechnology, genomics and imaging; operates the federal government's drug and vaccine manufacturing facilities; operates the high-performance Advanced Biomedical Computing Center; and supports more than 300 clinical trials for patients in the United States and around the world. http://www.saic-frederick.com

About Biomatrica

Biomatrica is a San Diego-based biostability company that provides innovative technologies for stabilizing, processing, sto
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