Better Molecular Tools Means Better Molecular Results
Nucleic Acid quality begins at the moment of collection.
Whether the sample is human, animal, or plant, there are a lot of components that are hazardous to nucleic acids and in many cases infectious agents that can be hazardous to healthcare workers and laboratory technicians.
Longhorn developed PrimeStore® MTM to inactivate pathogens, nucleases, proteins, and enzymes to prevent nucleic acid degradation and protect healthcare workers from spread of disease.
Temperature stable transport over days to months allows samples to safely and cost effectively moved from location to location to ensure proper testing and characterization by a wide range of molecular techniques.
As molecular testing at the point of care level becomes more prominent in doctors’ offices, clinics, and emergency departments, the need to rapidly inactivate samples to ensure that healthcare workers are not exposed, to expected, or unexpected pathogens. Samples place into PrimeStore® MTM can be tested multiple times, allowing negative specimens to be transported for further testing, or positive tests to be sent to a higher-level laboratory for further characterization. (April 2017 ECCMID WGS Abstract)
Samples can be bio-banked at a wide range of temperatures with no further manipulation. PrimeStore® MTM has been used in multiple clinical trials with great effectiveness, to include trials requiring patients to conduct self-testing. The pathogen inactivation and temperature stable capabilities reduce patient loss due to lost samples, a costly and potentially clinical trial impacting variable.
PrimeStore® MTM is a crucial tool in opening molecular testing to the five billion people in the developing world, as well as testing the animals that make up their food supply.
Longhorn’s other tools further simplify molecular testing and help improve results.