Better than Freezing and better than shipping frozen
RNA is precious and labile, and GenTegra-RNA is the only product that provides immediate protection against RNase attack, protects against high temperatures when shipping remotely collected RNA samples to the central analysis lab and delivers higher quality RNA when it arrives. A recent independentpublication1reports GenTegra-RNA delivered a better-quality RNA with 17% more scaffolds than shipping frozen. Your RNA samples are stabilized in both the liquid form for safer handling in the laboratory, and after drying, for shipping or long-term storage. GenTegra RNA is like insurance against delays when shipping samples. Delays of a few days or even weeks will not damage your precious samples, which can happen if the delay exhausts the dry ice. The cost of shipping one sample on dry ice is 25 times the cost of a single tube of GenTegra-RNA. Recovering your sample after storage or shipping is fast and easy. Simply add molecular biology grade water to recover 100% of your sample, and it is immediately ready for downstream all applications. But wait a minute, you say, isn’t frozen the only safe way to protect and store RNA? The answer is no and another recent publication2reports that RNA frozen at -80°C showed degradation after only 6-months of storage. Our data for RNA stored for 4-years and temperature stressed to simulate >9 years shows the RNA to be very well protected3.
Better than Protected, Protected BETTER!
GenTegra-RNA is the only dry storage product available that protects against both RNase contamination and against the high temperature experienced when shipping samples by express carriers. Your GenTegra-RNA protected sample can be used safely at room temperature for up to 100 hours before it should be dried for long term storage or for shipping. GenTegra-RNA can also be used with all the common buffers TE, EDTA, H2O etc. without affecting its protection. And no special requirements for desiccation are necessary when shipping or storing RNA samples protected on GenTegra-RNA. Just drop the tube in a shipping envelope and send it on its way, knowing its better protected than if it were in several pounds of Dry Ice
|Format||0.5 ml screw cap tube
0.3ml cluster tube
1.7ml microtube snap cap
96-well microtiter plate
|Total DNA application amount||≤20 μg|
|Sample Application Volume||1-50 μl (special handling for samples smaller than 20 μl)|
|Recovery volume||Equals application volume (20 – 250 μL of molecular biology water)|
|Stability for transport||Tolerance for extreme temperatures and extreme temperature shifts (-80 °C to 76 °C)
Exceeds Military specifications (-60 °C to 71°C) Exceeds Federal Express specifications (-51 °C to 60 ̊C)
|Shelf life||3 years (prior to use)|
SpeedVac: 2 – 4 hours, depending on volume/type of SpeedVac
Under Biosafety Hood: 14 hours