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DNAgard® Tissue

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100 mL bottle, for room temp preservation of DNA



for molecular biology




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General description

SampleMatrix® by Biomatrica® is a proprietary core technology to stabilize and protect biological materials at room temperature without degradation. The SampleMatrix technology was designed by combining extremophile biology that enables long-term survival of organisms in extremely dry environments, with synthetic chemistry.

DNAgard® is designed for immediate stabilization of DNA from intact cells and tissues with the convenience of room temperature shipping, processing and storage. The liquid storage reagent rapidly permeates cell membranes to stabilize and protect genomic DNA.

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product was Designed for Energy Efficiency. To see how Stanford incorporated Biomatrica Technology and saved substantial amounts of energy, see their published study:

Biomatrica technology enables safe storage of biological material at room temperature.

Features and Benefits

  • Protects DNA in tissues, cells and biopsy material from degradation at room temperature
  • Compatible with most downstream applications, e.g., PCR, qPCR and sequencing.
  • Optional dry-down feature allows for long-term storage
  • Reduces storage and shipping costs and improves lab space management


100 mL

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Biomatrica is a registered trademark of Biomatrica
DNAgard is a registered trademark of Biomatrica
SampleMatrix is a registered trademark of Biomatrica

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A Allen-Hall et al.
Forensic science international. Genetics, 6(5), 653-657 (2012-01-25)
Disaster victim identification (DVI) poses unique challenges for forensic personnel. Typical scenarios may involve many bodies or body parts to identify in remote locations with limited access to laboratory facilities and in extreme temperatures. Transportation of tissue samples to a
Michael A Gray et al.
FEMS microbiology ecology, 83(2), 468-477 (2012-09-15)
Field collections of environmental samples, for example corals, for molecular microbial analyses present distinct challenges. The lack of laboratory facilities in remote locations is common, and preservation of microbial community DNA for later study is critical. A particular challenge is
Steven B Lee et al.
Forensic science international. Genetics, 6(1), 31-40 (2011-02-18)
The ability to properly collect, analyze and preserve biological stains is important to preserving the integrity of forensic evidence. Stabilization of intact biological evidence in cells and the DNA extracts from them is particularly important since testing is generally not


Innovative technology to stabilize DNA at room temperature in tissues and cells

Current methods for storing and shipping human and animal tissue or cells for clinical, forensic and biomedical research needs are costly and can be insufficient for reliable molecular diagnostics requiring preservation of high-quality genomic DNA.

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