US Patent No. 9,376,709

Compositions for stabilizing DNA and RNA in blood and other biological samples during shipping and storage at ambient temperatures
Jun 30, 2016

Biomatrica has been awarded US Patent No. 9,376,709, "Compositions for stabilizing DNA and RNA in blood and other biological samples during shipping and storage at ambient temperatures."

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