Zymo Research China team helps combating new coronavirus
Zymo Research Corporation's (China Branch) donates scientific reagents to a hospital in Wuhan as "Reagents for combating virus pneumonia" in an effort to thwart the coronavirus outbreak in that region

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Coronavirus (2019-nCov)

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2019-nCoV sequence (Wuhan coronavirus)

  • Protect DNA and RNA in any biological sample without cold chain
  • Pathogen inactivation (bacteria, virus, eukaryotic)
  • Streamlined purification – Universally compatible and automatable.
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DNA/RNA Shield preserves the genetic integrity of a sample at point of collection for sensitive downstream analyses (e.g., Next-Gen Sequencing, RT-PCR, etc.). Any sample type can be stored in DNA/RNA Shield for transport at ambient temperature, even in the most extreme conditions.

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Complete Pathogen Inactivation

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DNA/RNA Shield abides by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines for pathogen inactivation.

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DNA/RNA Shield lyses and effectively inactivates pathogens in a sample. This includes tough-to-lyse microbes and viruses without need for additional steps, such as heat-treatment, homogenization, or alcohol sterilization.
DNA/RNA Shield has been rigorously tested to ensure inactivation of the toughest viruses.

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Streamlined Purification of DNA & RNA

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  • Compatible with all purification kits
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  • Fully automatable
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Direct Compatibility On Automated Platforms

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Top Researchers & Institutions Rely On DNA/RNA Shield

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DNA/RNA Shield In Action

In order to survey dromedary camels in the Oman Desert for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), researchers at the VetMed University in Vienna needed highly sophisticated, safe sample storage technology. DNA/RNA Shield enabled researchers to store samples in the most extreme desert temperatures while providing complete viral inactivation for safe international travel. The samples collected and stored with DNA/RNA Shield revealed the presence of MERS-CoV in several camels that are closely related to human MERS-CoV, suggesting possible transmission of MERS-CoV from camel to human.

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NASA Researchers needed the best sample storage, preservation and biohazard inactivation technology available for groundbreaking research on the International Space Station (ISS). As the only product that can maintain a biostatic 'genetic snapshot' of collected samples while inactivating any biohazardous material, DNA/RNA Shield was the clear choice for future missions. DNA/RNA Shield's unparalleled sample storage and preservation technology allows NASA to reach new limits and study the effects of microgravity on the human microbiome.

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A malariologist from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMD) aimed to assess one of the biggest challenges in eradicating malaria from the Mekong region of Southeast Asia - identifying asymptomatic carriers of the disease. Traditional sample collection, storage, and preservation devices did not have the portability required for infectious parasitic disease research in inaccessible regions; nor did they allow detection of low parasitic loads. DNA/RNA Shield enabled researchers to safely work in the field and travel internationally while preserving low levels of parasite DNA.

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