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RNAstable®

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Tube Kit, for room temp preservation of RNA

grade

for molecular biology

form

dry

usage

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Design for Energy Efficiency
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storage temp.

room temp

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.

RNAstable® preserves RNA samples at room temperature. Each tube or plate contains RNAstable® as a coating at the bottom of the tube or well, which protects picogram to microgram amounts of RNA. This medium is completely dissolvable and ensures total and quantitative sample recovery.

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

  • Preserves RNA at ambient temperatures without degradation
  • Eliminates the need to store RNA in freezers or to ship on dry ice
  • Concentrates RNA more effectively than other methods
  • Compatible with most downstream applications

Packaging

  • (25) Tubes RNAstable
  • 1.5 mL screw-cap microfuge tube made of durable polypropylene
  • (1) tube of sterile water
  • Quick Reference Protocol
  • Barcode-labeled for sample tracking

Legal Information

Biomatrica is a registered trademark of Biomatrica
RNAstable is a registered trademark of Biomatrica
SampleMatrix is a registered trademark of Biomatrica

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Certificate of Origin

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Gilberto E Hernandez et al.
BioTechniques, 47(2), 667-668 (2009-09-10)
RNA integrity is a critical factor in obtaining meaningful gene expression data. Current methodologies rely on maintaining samples in cold environments during collection, transport, processing, and storage procedures, which are also extremely time-sensitive. Several RNA storage products are commercially available
Wen Huang et al.
PloS one, 7(1), e30244-e30244 (2012-02-01)
In this study, mRNA-Seq was used to characterize and compare the leukocyte transcriptomes from two taurine breeds (Holstein and Jersey), and one indicine breed (Cholistani). At the genomic level, we identified breed-specific base changes in protein coding regions. Among 7,793,425
Daniel S Stevens et al.
Journal of virological methods, 182(1-2), 104-110 (2012-03-22)
Two approaches to stabilize viral nucleic acid in processed clinical specimens were evaluated. HIV-1 RNA extracted from clinical specimens was stabilized in a dry matrix in a commercial product (RNAstable, Biomatrica, San Diego, CA, USA) and in a reverse-transcription reaction
Adrian Puren et al.
The Journal of infectious diseases, 201 Suppl 1, S27-S36 (2010-03-17)
RNA remains the most informative and accurate biomarker for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 load diagnostics and for surveillance of drug resistance markers. Viral load testing by nucleic acid amplification currently is a complex and expensive test that is restricted
Stephen K Gire et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6202), 1369-1372 (2014-09-13)
In its largest outbreak, Ebola virus disease is spreading through Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. We sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone to ~2000× coverage. We observed a rapid accumulation of interhost and intrahost

Articles

Stabilizing RNA at room temperature in RNAstable®

RNAstable® is a novel preservation product developed to protect RNA from degradation during storage or shipment at ambient temperatures. The synthetic storage medium is based on the natural principles of anhydrobiosis (meaning “life without water”), a biological mechanism employed by some organisms that enables their survival while dry for more than 100 years.

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