PCRstable service from Biomatrica provides lyophilization-free stabilization for MDx point-of-care assays

PCRstable is an alternative to lyophilization for stabilizing PCR reagents on assay cartridges and microfluidic chips. PCRstable preservatives are screened and optimized for your unique assay reagents, from individual components to complete master mixes.  The stabilized reagents maintain assay activity for years at room temperature. PCRstable service is ideal for developing point-of-care, molecular diagnostic platforms or next gen cartridge or chip-based instruments.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ebola and Anthrax Assays Stabilized at Room Temperature


An article just published in Genetic Engineering News (GEN) highlights how Biomatrica’s room temperature stabilization technology was used in Focus Diagnostics’ Ebola and Anthrax MDx assays.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Harvard University laboratory publishes paper in Science citing use of Biomatrica’s RNAstable in study to elucidate Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak


A new paper in published in Science by researchers at the Sabeti Lab at Harvard University cites the use of Biomatrica’s RNAstable® reagent in stabilizing and transporting RNA from inactivated Ebola virus from Africa to Harvard University.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station


According to the UK Independent, “Vladimir Solovyev, the official in charge of Russia’s ISS segment, told the news agency Itar-Tass that tiny plankton and microscopic organisms had been discovered on the spacecraft’s exterior”.

Last year, a group of scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology found evidence of microbial life five to ten miles above the Earth’s surface.

Moreover, as this blog has noted, Tardigrades have been found to withstand even in the vacuum, cold and radiation of outer space.

Life never ceases to amaze.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ambient Preservation Technology & Regenerative Medicine


Biomatrica President & CSO, Dr. Rolf Muller, speaks on the application of ambient preservation technology to regenerative medicine.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stable DNA & RNA Standards for Cell Biology & Microbiology

образцы молекулы

Biomatrica, Inc., a world leader in ambient temperature biological stabilization technologies, and ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, today announced that Biomatrica will supply ATCC with DNAstable® and RNAstable® reagents for the stabilization of DNA and RNA standards.

These stabilized standards are used in conjunction with ATCC’s cell biology products, such as primary cells, cell lines, and tissues, as well as their microbiology product lines.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A microfluidic device for dry sample preservation in remote settings

Microfluidic Chip

A recent paper published in the journal, Lab Chip, describes an ingenious microfluidic device for dry preservation of biological specimens at room temperature. The device incorporates chemical stabilizers, such as RNAstable®, and allows minimally trained users to effectively collect & preserve biological samples in remote, limited-resource locations. The samples can then be shipped without refrigeration to a laboratory for analysis.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment