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Meridian Bioscience Air-Dryable Direct DNA/RNA qPCR Stool and Saliva Mixes

Meridian Bioscience has launched its Air-Dryable Direct DNA qPCR Stool and Air-Dryable Direct DNA/RNA qPCR Stool Mixes, and Air-Dryable Direct DNA qPCR Saliva and Air-Dryable Direct RNA/DNA qPCR Saliva Mixes.

The new stool qPCR mixes are intended for use in the development of room temperature-stable molecular diagnostic tests that directly target nucleic acid sequences from crude stool. The mixes remove the need for RNA or DNA purification or complex component optimization and can be used for tests that are in a liquid format or dried down in a convection oven to create ambient temperature-stable assays without a need for lyophilization. 

The saliva qPCR mixes are designed for incorporation into room temperature-stable molecular tests directly targeting nucleic acid sequences from saliva and sputum. The mixes were formulated specifically to overcome inhibitors found in saliva samples to allow diagnosis directly from crudely processed saliva or sputum samples, Meridian said. They can also be used either in a wet format or dried down to create ambient temperature-stable assays without needing lyophilization. 

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