DNA/RNA Shield™ for Next-Generation DNA & RNA Sample Preservation

blog / Molecular Biology October 29 2018

Nowadays, the sky is the limit when it comes to the number of ways we can investigate our favorite organism or cell type. ‘Omics’ approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics have the power to generate massive amounts of valuable information that can help us to better understand biological processes, develop new diagnostic tools, and find new ways to treat diseases.

With continuous improvements in the aforementioned technologies, it’s almost never been easier to perform cutting-edge ‘omics’ research. However, your chance of success hinges upon on one critical starting point. High quality samples!

Samples destined for nucleic acid analysis are sensitive to nucleic acid degradation through enzymatic activity, biological, and environmental factors. These factors affect not only the overall yield, but may also lead to false representations of the desired profile (e.g., transcriptome) of your sample.

In an attempt to reduce the risk sample degradation, many of the current collection and transportation methods rely on cold-chain logistics, which are usually costly and sometimes impractical, for example, when carrying out field collections.

DNA/RNA Shield™

DNA/RNA Shield™ from Zymo Research is an all-in-one reagent for the collection and preservation of any sample type, ensuring worry-free DNA and RNA stabilization at ambient, fridge or freezer temperatures. DNA/RNA Shield™ inactivates nucleases, microorganisms and viruses, thus providing an unbiased molecular snapshot by preserving the genetic integrity and expression profile of your sample at the time of collection.

Because it preserves nucleic acids at ambient temperature while simultaneously inactivating pathogens, DNA/RNA Shield™ renders your samples non-infectious for safer transport, allowing you to avoid the use of expensive cold-chain logistics.

Versatile and Customizable Formats

DNA/RNA Shield™ is available in multiple customizable collection device formats including swabs, fecal scoops, bead-beating lysis tubes, and more! For extra convenience, DNA/RNA Shield™ is compatible with most DNA and RNA purification kits, and nucleic acids can be isolated from your preserved samples without the need for DNA/RNA Shield™ removal.

How Does DNA/RNA Shield™ Compare to RNALater®?

Product comparison performed by Zymo Research

Try DNA/RNA Shield™ for Free!

We would be more than happy to provide you with a free sample of DNA/RNA Shield™. Enquire about this at info@nordicbiosite.com.

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