Safely Store & Ship DNA 2018-01-31T03:18:18+00:00

Safely Store & Ship DNA at Ambient Temperatures

Securely storing purified DNA samples does not require expensive, bulky -20°C freezers. Ambient storage of purified DNA using GenTegra-DNA leads to space and cost savings while at the same time reducing your risk of sample loss. GenTegra technology also allows you to ship samples at ambient temperature without any fear of sample loss due to a delay in shipping. No wet ice shipping means a late shipment never puts your sample at risk.

When a solution of GenTegra-DNA and DNA are dried the GenTegra-DNA concentrates around the DNA forming a glass like coating that forms a cocoon like barrier protecting the DNA for oxidative and other forms of attack. This protection is effective without the need for and special storage conditions or humidity control. Once the GenTegra-DNA and DNA are dried the dry components are completely stable at normal ambient temperatures without humidity concerns.

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Shipping a sample of purified DNA is reasonably easy just put it in a box with some wet ice and send it on its way. Most of the time this will work very well but if the shipment is delayed for several days the temperature of the sample may become compromised because wet ice only lasts a few days at best. However, if you put the DAN into GenTegra-DNA and dry it first the amount of time the shipment takes becomes completely irrelevant as far as the safety of the DNA is concerned. Long delays and or high temperatures during the delay will not harm DNA that is protected by GenTegra-DNA. And when the sample arrives at the sequencing facility they need only add water and the sample is ready to go directly into the workflow. GenTegra-DNA does not interfere with any of the normal downstream processes of sequencing, arrays, PCR or STR.

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Once DNA is dried in the presence of GenTegra-DNA it is protected for ambient temperature storage of more than 20 years. And without the need for freezers there is essentially no additional cost for each additional year of storage. The fact is that storing GenTegra-DNA protected DNA does not even require an air-conditioned storage space. You will probably prefer to keep your samples close by but air conditioning is not required for long term safe storage of DNA when protected by GenTegra-DNA. And you avoid all cost associated with freezers; capital costs, operating costs, maintenance costs and the time cost of routine freezer maintenance.

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