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Pathogen Sample Collection, Transport and Processing

PrimeStore® Molecular Transport Medium to inactivate viruses and pathogens Ensuring safe collection and transportation of pathogenic samples. A novel viral transport media to help in the fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases PrimeStore® MTM is a molecular transport media that safely inactivates microbes whilst stabilising and preserving the released DNA and RNA for downstream […]

PrimeStore® Molecular Transport Medium to inactivate viruses and pathogens

Ensuring safe collection and transportation of pathogenic samples. A novel viral transport media to help in the fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases

PrimeStore® MTM is a molecular transport media that safely inactivates microbes whilst stabilising and preserving the released DNA and RNA for downstream molecular applications including Next Generation Sequencing and qPCR.

This Molecular Transport Media was designed and optimised for molecular testing allowing pathogenic samples to be collected, transported, and processed safely and efficiently. PrimeStore® MTM has been a vital tool during the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic.

PrimeStore® MTM provides safer and more reliable testing than universal transport media (UTM), viral transport media (VTM), saline, or research-use only devices.

PrimeStore® MTM Benefits

  • Effectively kills viral and bacterial pathogens whilst stabilising and preserving RNA and DNA
  • Eliminate the cold chain requirements for sample collection and transportation
  • Reduces safety risks of handling pathogenic samples
  • Single tune for collection, inactivation, shipping, and storage
  • For use with COVID-19, flu A, flu B, HIV, TB and more

 

 PrimeStore® MTMGeneric VTM / UTM
Cold chain storage and transportation required?NoYes
Sample inactivated?Yes. Testing can take place outside of containmentNo. Virus is still a biohazard and testing should be under controlled containment
Sample integrityDestroys enzymes and nucleases, preserving DNA and RNAMay contain enzymes and nucleases that damage DNA and RNA
Inhibit PCR?NoYes
Shelf life24 monthsLess than 6 months

Suitable PrimeStore® MTM Sample Types

  • Sputum
  • Swabs (throat, nasal, nasopharyngeal, buccal)
  • Blood/plasma/serum
  • Nasal washes
  • Urine/Fecal
  • Vector-borne
  • Tissue
  • Food samples
  • Environmental

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Unlike most sample collection systems PrimeStore MTM alleviates cold chain requirements for sample collection and transportation, ensuring RNA stability for 7 days at ambient temperatures or 28 days at 2-8C.

Long-term frozen storage

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The PrimeStore MTM collection tube is optimised for short, medium- and long-term storage as samples placed in PrimeStore MTM are ready for biobanking with no requirements for additional supplies.

 

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Product Units Tube Size Fill Volume
PrimeStore MTM
17PS-MTM-515-P50
50 Tubes 5.0 Ml 1.5 Ml
PrimeStore MTM
17PS-MTM-515-P100
100 Tubes 5.0 Ml 1.5 Ml
PrimeStore MTM
17PS-MTM-315-P100
100 Tubes 3.0 Ml 1.5 Ml
PrimeStore MTM
17PS-MTM-415-P100
100 Tubes 4.0 Ml 1.5 Ml
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