GenProtect RNA version II Early Access Program begins

GenProtect tRNA II is a new implementation of the original GenProtect card with significant performance enhancements over the original GenProtect card. GenProtect tRNA II is the only collection card available that is specifically designed with collection of RNA as its express function. GenProtect tRNA II is a combination of laboratory grade Ahlstrom-Munksjö paper treated with Active Chemical Protection™ for RNA samples. There has been a long-standing need for a way to collect RNA samples in remote areas where providing a cold chain to protect the RNA as it is sent to the analysis lab is extremely difficult, very expensive or both. The version II beta release of GenProtect tRNA II can protect RNA at ambient temperatures to +70C for many weeks while it is shipped back to the analysis laboratory. The Active Chemical Protection added to the paper is an enhanced chemistry version of GenTegra-RNA applied to the paper matrix. Beta samples are now available through the GenTegra early access program. GenProtect RNA II extends the RNA stability to more than a month. Quantities of the GenProtect tRNA II card may be obtained by contacting GenTegra LLC.

Contact: James Nelson, VP Marketing

jamesn@gentegra.com

GenProtect RNA beta launch

GenProtect RNA is the only collection card design specifically with collection of RNA as its express function. GenProtect is a combination of laboratory grade Ahlstrom paper treated with GenTegra-RNA to provide protection. There has been a long-standing need for a way to collect RNA samples in remote areas where providing a cold chain to protect the RNA as it is sent to the analysis lab is extremely difficult, very expensive or both. The version 1 beta release of GenProtect can protect RNA at ambient temperatures (-80C to +70C) for a week while it is shipped back to the lab. The active chemical protection added to the paper is the same chemistry available in GenTegra-RNA only it has been applied to the paper matrix. Beta samples have been made available as work is underway on version 2 GenProtect which will extend the RN stability to a month of more. Small quantities of the GenProtect card may be obtained by contacting GenTegra.

Contact: James Nelson, VP Marketing

jamesn@gentegra.com

1-925-461-3010