Navigation Links
Biomatrica Launches DNAgard(TM) for Room Temperature Storage of Tissues and Cell Culture
Date:12/8/2009

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica, the leader in room temperature biological sample stabilization, today announced the release of DNAgard(TM), the first room temperature-based liquid formulation for stabilization and storage of tissues and cells. The new DNAgard product adds to Biomatrica's portfolio of solutions for room-temperature storage, archiving, stabilization and transportation of biological samples. Utilizing Biomatrica's SampleMatrix® technology platform, DNAgard significantly simplifies transport and storage of tissues and cells at room temperature by preserving the quality and the quantity of genomic DNA in these biological samples.

With the release of DNAgard, tissues and cells can now be conveniently shipped and/or stored in a liquid format for at least 60 days at ambient room temperature without losing sample quality. An optional dry-down format permits room-temperature stabilization of DNA in tissues and cells for at least one year.

"This is an optimal biostability solution for sample collection, storage and shipping, particularly for field researchers, where freezers and dry ice are a challenge," said Laurent Coulon, Ph.D., product manager at Biomatrica. "Researchers can now easily, safely and cost effectively transport their field collections of biological samples to the lab without fear of sample quality degradation. Room temperature bio-sample storage is also very economical and an eco-friendly solution."

Tissues are currently transported in dry ice and stored at minus 80 degrees C until further processing. These cold shipping and storage methods are expensive, non-environmentally friendly, take space in the freezer and in shipment. The shipping of a few tissue samples on dry-ice requires a 10 pound package size and costs an average of $150 when shipped nationally. Using the innovative DNAgard solution, these samples can be shipped at ambient temperature in an envelope for an average cost of only $10.

SampleMatrix is based on extremophile biology in which organisms are able to survive long term in a state of anhydrobiosis (life without water) and later be revived by rehydration. Extremophiles such as tardigrades, also known as water bears are able to protect their DNA, RNA, proteins, membranes and cells in a dried state for extended periods of time. Biomatrica's technology mimics the natural molecular mechanisms used by these organisms.

About Biomatrica® Inc.

Biomatrica (www.biomatrica.com) is a San Diego-based biostability company that provides innovative technologies for stabilizing, processing, storing, shipping and assaying biological samples at room temperature. The core technology is designed for use in preserving complex biological samples and assays and is based on the principles of anhydrobiosis ("life without water"), a natural mechanism that allows multicellular organisms to survive extreme environments. Biomatrica's current products stabilize DNA and RNA with no sample degradation, thus labs can reduce their reliance on freezers and drastically reduce shipping costs. Biomatrica products are used in laboratories performing life science research, from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to academic research and forensics laboratories. Custom services to stabilize additional sample types such as proteins are also available. Biomatrica also offers SampleWare® software, an easy-to-use, customizable laboratory management database that provides scientists with the means to store and organize their sample data, and directly supports samples stabilized by Biomatrica technology. For more information about the SampleMatrix technology and the Biomatrica products utilizing this technology platform (DNAstable® and DNAgard(TM) for DNA, RNAstable® for RNA and CloneStable® for bacterial DNA), visit: http://www.biomatrica.com/.


Contact:
Heidi Chokeir, Ph.D.
Russo Partners
(619) 528-2217
heidi.chokeir@russopartnersllc.com

SOURCE Biomatrica Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Biomatrica Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Iomai Launches Phase 1/2 Safety Study of Dose-Sparing Patch for Use With Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
2. Keeping the Data Center Clean: ATEN Launches Industry-First KVM Switches with Antimicrobial Nanocoating to Protect Products from Bacteria Surviving on Surfaces
3. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) Launches Phase III Study for Pixantrone in Relapsed Indolent Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
4. Tengion Launches Second Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Regenerated Human Organ
5. Strategic Diagnostics Launches Initial Oncology-Targeted Antibody Reagent Catalog
6. deCODE Launches Phase II Clinical Testing of DG051 for the Prevention of Heart Attack
7. Premier Micronutrient Launches Supplement for Hearing Health
8. deCODE Launches deCODE MI(TM) -- A Test for a Major Genetic Risk Factor for Early-onset Heart Attack
9. PDHI Launches ConXus Rewards, Announces Partnership With Hallmark Insights to Support Incentive-Driven Wellness Programs
10. Seal Shield Launches Worlds First Antibacterial, Dishwasher Safe Keyboard and Mouse for Infection Control
11. PositiveFriends.com Launches STD Social Networking Site Balancing Dating with Online Support Features
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Story Highlights: ... within the health care industry is causing providers to ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health ... efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization ... better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research ... World Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their ... Market for Companion Diagnostics The World Market ... and personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes ... Test Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an ... extreme heat at their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... that are fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - ... with another unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, ... today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows ... the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a ... workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of ... of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):