GenTegra-RNA | RNA Stabilization 2018-02-22T21:39:36+00:00

Safely handle and ship RNA

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GenTegra-RNA is quite simply the best protection available for your RNA. It is a water soluble Active Chemical Protection that when added to purified RNA allows it to be air-dried to form a protective matrix that preserves RNA in the dry state. The protection is near perfect at the extremes of temperature (-80°C to +56°C) for >4yrs. The protection is unmatched when it comes to protecting against the high temperatures encountered when shipping RNA samples. Independent studies show GenTegra-RNA protects better than shipping on dry ice. GenTegra-RNA is the only dry storage product that provides immediate protection against RNase activity before drying and allows the use of all standard buffer systems. Studies prove conclusively that GenTegra-RNA begins protecting your RNA the instant it is added to the RNA solution and protects RNA long-term better than storage at -20°C or -80°C and you save valuable freezer space. GenTegra-RNA is protected by an awarded US Patent.

All GenTegra-RNA products have a shelf life of 3-years at ambient temperatures.

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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.

Large usage of GenTegra-RNA means automation and product formats that support the automation requirements. This means ten packs of GenTegra microplates GTR4010-P or ten packs of 2D 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 use 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.

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GenTegra-RNA is a water soluble chemical matrix that when combined with purified RNA allows it to be air-dried to form a solid matrix which preserves RNA in the dry state better than freezing. The GenTegra protection is near perfect at the extremes of temperature (-80°C to +56°C) for many years. This protection is unmatched when it comes to protecting against the high temperatures likely to be encountered when shipping samples. GenTegra-RNA is the only dry storage product that provides immediate protection against RNase activity and protects in all standard buffer systems. Studies prove conclusively that GenTegra-RNA begins protecting your RNA the instant it is added to the RNA solution and protects RNA long term better than storage at -20°C or -80°C and you save valuable freezer space. Accelerated temperature time studies show protection equivalent to >20 years. GenTegra-RNA has been protecting RNA since 2010 and is protected by an awarded US Patent.

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 purified RNA solution it begins to protect the RNA even in liquid form. With GenTegra-RNA added the solution may be used at room temperature for up to 48 hours without fear of RNA degradation. After the 48 hours the samples is dried and is now ready for long term storage or for shipping. When using GenTegra-RNA to ship samples between laboratories 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 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 easier. 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.

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