Sample Collection at Ambient Temperature
Remove the cold chain altogether with DNA/RNA Shield sample collection. DNA/RNA Shield preserves the genetic integrity of samples at point of collection enabling high quality downstream analysis. All sample types can be stored in DNA/RNA Shield for transport at ambient temperature reducing cost and complexity.
- Protect DNA and RNA in any biological sample without cold chain
- Pathogen inactivation (bacteria, virus, eukaryotic)
- Streamlined purification – Universally compatible and automatable.
FDA EUA & CE IVD Certified
The DNA/RNA Shield product line contains sample collection devices for clinical diagnostic applications that are FDA 510(k) cleared, Emergency Use Authorized and CE-marked. The devices with FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the collection use in Zymo Research's SARS-CoV-2 workflow include the DNA/RNA Shield Saliva Collection Kit - DX (R1210-E) and the DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube w/ Swab (R1107-E, R1109-E). These devices have obtained CE IVD certification for diagnostic use, in addition to the DNA/RNA Shield Fecal Collection Tube - DX (R1101-E).
Don't Worry About Your Samples
With DNA/RNA Shield -
Without Preservative -
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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Sample Collection Protection From Freeze-Thaw
Complete Pathogen Inactivation
DNA/RNA Shield abides by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines for pathogen inactivation.
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.
Streamlined Purification of DNA & RNA
- No reagent removal
- Compatible with all purification kits
(including Quick-RNA, Quick-DNA, etc.)
- Fully automatable
Direct Compatibility On Automated Platforms
Hamilton Microlab STAR
Thermo Kingfisher Flex
Ready For All Downstream Applications
Top Researchers & Institutions Rely On DNA/RNA Shield
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.
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.
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.