Safely ship & protect RNA
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All GenTegra-RNA products have a shelf life of 3-years at ambient temperatures.
Large usage of GenTegra-RNA means automation and 96-well microplate formats that support the use of automation. This means ten packs of GenTegra 96-well microplates GTR4010-P or ten packs of 2D barcoded, 96-tube racks GTR1010-BC. Both these formats lend well to the automation of purification and adding GenTegra-RNA, 96 samples at a time. If you are considering the use of GenTegra-RNA in an existing automated protocol, contact Gentegra for assistance in making the addition of GenTegra-RNA both quick and simple. Significant price reductions are available for large volume users of GenTegra-RNA.
Independent studies now show that using GenTegra-RNA to protect the RNA sample during shipping protects the RNA better than shipping on dry ice. The instant GenTegra-RNA is added to the RNA it begins to protect the RNA. With GenTegra-RNA protection added the solution may be used at room temperature for up to 48 hours without fear of RNA degradation. After 48 hours the samples are dried and are ready for safe protected shipping. When using GenTegra-RNA to ship samples for sequencing the savings in shipping costs will more than pay the costs of the GenTegra-RNA.
All GenTegra-RNA products have a shelf life of greater than 3-years at ambient temperatures.
The most convenient product format for the small laboratory is the 100, 0.5 ml screw cap tube package, GTR5100-S, which is delivered in four sealed envelopes of 25 tubes each. This format is perfect for shipping samples between laboratories and for storing small numbers of RNA samples for later use.
When the number of samples begins to reach a level where automation might be being considered then GenTegra-RNA protection in a 96-well microplate or a 96-tube rack may be a better fit to need. GTR4001-P and GTR1001 are both formats that match the standard 96=well microplate design and make handling larger numbers of samples easy. At this point it may also be reasonable to consider using the GTR100-B which is our bulk format that makes enough solution to add to 100 samples of RNA in any tube format you may be using.
If you would like to evaluate GenTegra-RNA in your laboratory, simply request a three tube evaluation kit GTR5003-S and we are happy to provide it at no charge. We do ask you to pay the shipping costs.
GenTegra-DNA safely stores purified DNA at room temperature
Once the purified DNA has been combined with the GenTegra-DNA matrix and dried it is stable and protected. And once dried it stays dry because it is not hydroscopic and will not take up water. Long term archiving of the DNA sample does not require either humidity control or desiccant to keep the DNA safe.
All GenTegra-DNA products have a shelf life of 3-years at ambient temperatures.
When the number of samples begins to reach a level where automation might be being considered then GenTegra-DNA in a 96-well microplate or a 96-tube rack may be a better fit to need. GTD4001-P and GTD1001 are both formats that match the standard 96 well microplate design and make handling larger numbers of samples easier. At this point it may also be reasonable to consider using the GTD100-B which is our bulk format that makes enough solution to add to 100 samples of DNA in any tube format you may be using.
If you would like to evaluate GenTegra-DNA in your laboratory, simply request a three-tube evaluation kit GTD2003-S and we are happy to provide it at no charge. We do ask you to pay the shipping costs.
Large usage of GenTegra means automation and product formats that support the automation requirements. This means ten packs of GenTegra microplates GTD4010-P or ten packs of 2D 96-tube racks GTD1010-BC. Both these formats lend well to the automation of purification and adding GenTegra-DNA, 96 samples at a time. Laboratories that are automated may also want to simply add the GenTegra-DNA directly as part of their existing automation. This is support by our large volume bulk products that makes solutions ready to treat 2000 or 4000 samples a week both easy and economical.
Biobanking has begun to stabilize on the use of 2D barcode tubes to provide absolutely positive identification of each and every samples. GenTegra-DNA can be provided in the 2D barcode tube format with each tube already containing GenTegra-DNA or we can supply the GenTegra-DNA in the large bulk format and the automation system adds the GenTegra-DNA to the 2D barcoded tubes at the appropriate step in the automate process.
If you are considering the use of GenTegra-DNA in an existing automated protocol, contact use for assistance in making the addition of GenTegra-DNA both quick and simple. Pricing is such the GenTegra-DNA when used by a biobank to replace freezer storage the long-term cost saving are significant and ambient storage reduces storage space requirements for 30% to 300% depending upon the operation of the biobank. GenTegra offers a free consultation for any biobank or large use laboratory that wishes to investigate the cost and space saving of using GenTegra-DNA for the long term protect of their purified DNA samples.
Collection cards for DNA, RNA and biologicals
Collection cards are ideal for field sample collection in areas where a cold chain is unavailable or difficult to maintain. GenTegra offers cards for every need, DNA collection, RNA collection or sample collection for analysis of small molecule metabolites.
All Ahlstrom-Munksjö specimen collection cards are manufactured to ISO 18385 compliance, ensuring no human DNA contamination, so they are suitable for forensic specimen collection needs as well as research specimen collection. Collection cards are available in all the common formats to meet your needs. The GenSaver cards are available in 1-spot, 2-spot & 4-spot formats and in color versions for use with clear samples. Collection cards are also available in custom formats and private branding. If you have a unique card design need or want your company name on the card, contact email@example.com for details.
GenSaver 2.0 Forensic Sample Collection Cards
Designed and developed in partnership with forensic scientists, the GenSaver 2.0 series of cards are the superior choice for all forensic DNA sample collection needs.
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Extract & Purify DNA from Dried Blood Spots (DBS).
GenSolve DNA COMPLETE extraction and purification kit yields more and better DNA from dried blood spots.
If the purified DNA is combined with GenTegra-DNA and dried it is stable and protected for decades of storage at room temperature. And once dried it stays dry because it is non-hydroscopic and will not take up water. Long term archiving of the DNA sample with GenTegra-DNA does not require humidity control or desiccant to keep the DNA safe for decades.
Additionally, you have the convenience of getting everything you need from one vendor.
The combination of GenSolve and GenSaver paper yields >95% of all the DNA available in the DBS. GenSolve extraction kit can be used with any purification kit on the market. Or use the GenSolve DNA COMPLETE kit which combines all the advantages of GenSolve extraction as well as outstanding column-based DNA purification.
GenPlates® Safely store blood, buffy coat & plasma at room temperature
GenPlates are an automation friendly 398 well format for storing raw blood, buffy coat, saliva and other fluid biospecimens at room temperature for later extraction of high quality dsDNA.
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Dried blood spots on FTA paper require storage in a humidity controlled environment to ensure the samples are properly protected from future contamination. GenTegra also supplies cabinets and archives that provide active humidity control for the storage of GenPlates. Each GenPlate has a unique barcode on it and the Personal Archive offers a storage cabinet that provides a unique 2D barcode for each and every storage location within the archive.
For additional information please download the GenPlate User Guide from the Documents page.
Archives to Safely & Efficiently store samples
GenTegra Archives hold a wide variety of standard laboratory storage media and offer convenience, organization and low-cost sample storage
When storing GenPlates the GenStore Archive requires the optional active dehumidifier to keep the GenPlate samples dry and stable. The GenStore Archive has the capacity to store 8,880 GenPlates.
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FastDryer™ makes drying samples easy
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Implementing Ambient Biobanking
Biobanks are lean organizations with little if any spare time and any change being considered must be done in a way that minimizes its impact on the day to day operation. Our consultation service is designed to identify the best way to implement dry ambient storage technology into the biobank’s operation while ensuring a minimum impact on process, personnel and expenses. The consultation service is free of charge and is provided according to the biobank’s schedule.
Consultation starts with a three-page questionnaire answered in writing or through a one-on one conversation to understand the present operations and processes of the biobank/biorepository.
If the initial questionnaire was in writing a follow-up conversation or teleconference is arranged to further discuss and understand the detailed operation 0f the lab.
A written report is then prepared by GenTegra summarizing the biobanks operation and reviewed by the biobank staff. Once the report is approved, with or without edits a final report issued.
With the final report approved a proposal is generated outlining effective and efficient methods for beginning the implementation and adoption of ambient temperature storage and the use of Active chemical technology in the biobank. Key areas of concern in the proposal are minimizing the impact on the biobank as the new Active chemical technology is adopted. The concerns are to minimize impacts to the operations and to minimize the costs of adopting Active chemical technology.
Contact GenTegra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a consultation.
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OEM products and Custom formulations
GenTegra is ready to provide private label versions of our protective technologies to companies that need a better and cheaper alternative to shipping temperature sensitive samples on dry ice or wet ice.
If shipping samples or products on dry ice is causing you both high costs and lost samples due to shipping delays GenTegra may be able to help. We are available to provide our technology, such as GenTegra-RNA in either a private label OEM or our GenTegra-INSIDE co-branding products.
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GenTegra has technologies for stabilizing biological molecules other than nucleic acids and is ready to discuss how we might provide you with a solution to any instability problem you might have.
Contact GenTegra at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily work with you to solve your stability issues.