Zymo Research Highlights DNA Preservation and Purification Technology for Urine Specimen Samples at AUA 2016

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corporation will display its Quick-DNA™ Urine Kit at the American Urological Association's Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of urologists in the world. The kit, that extracts and isolates total DNA from a large volume of urine (40 ml), will be premiered to the urological community at the company's booth #5151 at the San Diego Convention Center along with Zymo Research's Urine Conditioning Buffer™(UCB™) that preserves DNA/RNA in urine for up to one month at ambient temperature.

Urine samples may need to be stored for several weeks before the laboratory can extract or process DNA from the sample. The UCB™ from Zymo Research prevents microbial growth and preserves DNA in urine samples for up to one month at ambient temperature without the need for dry ice or refrigeration. Only a small amount of buffer is needed (70 µl) to preserve large amounts of urine (1 ml). UCB™ is sold with the Quick-DNA™ Urine Kit but may also be purchased separately. The buffer can be used with any type of collection device, which is beneficial for DNA/RNA tests that use urine specimens for analysis.

The Quick-DNA™ Urine Kit rapidly isolates cellular and/or cell-free DNA with the capability of recovering DNA fragments from 100 bp to 23 kb. The kit utilizes Zymo Research's Zymo-Spin™ column technology that ensures DNA can be used for all sensitive downstream applications such as qPCR, DNA sequencing, arrays, and DNA methylation analysis.

Dr. Yap Ching Chew, Director of Epigenetics Technologies at Zymo Research Corporation, noted, "The ability of the Zymo Quick-DNA™ Urine Kit to effectively recover urine DNA is significantly helpful for urologists when using urine samples to detect urinary tract-related diseases."

About Zymo Research Corp.
Zymo Research Corp., also known as "The Epigenetics Company", is a privately held company based in Irvine, California, US. Since its inception in 1994, it has been serving the academic and biopharmaceutical scientific communities by providing DNA and RNA purification products. Zymo Research was an early adopter in the field of epigenetics and offers a line of products used in DNA methylation detection and quantitation. In addition to the epigenetic and nucleic acid purification products, Zymo also provides genetic, epigenetic and transcriptome analysis services. For more information, please visit www.zymoresearch.com/epigenetics. Follow Zymo Research Corp. on Facebook , LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Zymo Research Corporation, the stylized logo, tagline "The Beauty of Science is to Make Things Simple", Quick-DNA, Zymo-Spin, Urine Conditioning Buffer, and UCB are trademarks of Zymo Research Corporation and are registered with the USPTO.

May 6, 2016 | Press Releases

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