Protect & Ship RNA 2018-01-31T03:17:49+00:00

Protect & Ship RNA better than using dry ice

GenTegra-RNA does far more than just protect your RNA while it is in storage. The second the RNA is placed into GenTegra-RNA it is protected from all RNase damage and when dried the RNA is ready for safe and secure shipment at ambient temperatures. An independent study shows GenTegra-RNA protects the RNA better than shipment on dry ice. And unlike dry ice, GenTegra-RNA goes on protecting the RNA even if the shipment is delayed for days or weeks or longer. And the savings in shipping cost will more than pays for the GenTegra-RNA.

Purified RNA often has minor amount so RNase that contaminate the sample and this small amount of contamination and lead quickly to the loss of the entire sample. Using GenTegra-RNA with it powerful RNase inhibitor will ensure that the RNA you have so carefully purified will remain safe and useful. GenTegra-RNA is simply added to the RNA solution as it is eluted ensuring it is protected immediately after purification. Once the GenTegra-RNA is added it is no longer necessary to keep the sample in an ice bath for protection as it can be used at room temperature for up to 48 hours. Once the solution of RNA and GenTegra-RNA is dried the RNA is protected for years of storage at ambient temperatures and does not require freezing for long term storage. In the dry state, the GenTegra-RNA also protects the RNA against damage from higher temperatures.

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When GenTegra-RNA is added to a purified sample of RNA and dried the RNA sample is now completely protected for shipping without the need of a cold chain. Neither wet ice nor dry ice will provide the high degree of protection that GenTegra-RNA provides. In the dry state, the RNA can be shipped with confident because the protection is effective for years. If the shipment is delayed a few days or even weeks you don’t have the worry that the dry ice will be expended and the RNA sample lost. When the sample does arrive, you can be confident that the RNA is just as good as when it began the journey.

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Shipping RNA samples on dry ice is not only complicated and cumbersome it is also expensive. The cost of a single dry ice shipment will more than pay for the GenTegra-RNA needed to protect quite a few RNA samples. Using GenTegra-RNA when you need to routinely ship RNA samples to a remote sequencing facility will likely save you more money than the cost of the GenTegra-RNA. And when the sample arrives at the sequencing facility all they do is add water and the sample is ready for immediate reverse transcription and sequencing. No clean up step is needed; the RNA samples go directly into the work flow.

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