Sampling & Preservation
Bad Samples = Bad Results
Our new collection kits make it possible to gather samples for microbial analysis anywhere in the world and still be assured accurate and standardized results when they reach the laboratory.
THE BAD SAMPLE PROBLEM
Thousands of samples are collected each year to look for damaging-causing microorganisms. But historically, transporting samples for off-site laboratory analysis has been plagued by two significant issues:
Shipping samples from remote industrial locations such as oil platforms, naval ships, or overseas bases can take days to weeks to months during which time samples can degrade or change resulting in highly inaccurate or misleading results.
Different companies, and even different users within the same company, have employed different procedures for collecting and processing samples. The result is the generation of lots of data that is not directly comparable across users, companies, and industries.
THE GOOD SAMPLE SOLUTION
Our breakthrough kits are designed to standardize the collection process and preserve samples until they reach the laboratory ensuring accurate and reliable results.
These first-of-their-kind kits standardize the entire sample collection and DNA extraction workflow using validated plastic-ware and reagents, and overcomes previous cold-transport limitations by employing an innovative non-toxic stabilization buffer allowing microbial samples to be easily collected and preserved for shipment at ambient temperature prior to analysis.