GeneFiX™ is an easy to use DNA saliva collection device that stabilizes DNA long term in 2ml and now the latest 1ml saliva sample options. The collector is pre-filled and has a simple screw-on funnel for simple saliva delivery directly into the non-toxic stabilization buffer. The saliva collection tube clearly indicates the volume of saliva required after which the funnel is removed and cap replaced. Various tube options are now available for both manual and HT or Automated Rackable formats. The unique patented*¹ funnel design prevents flow back and can also be used with our assisted option using foam swabs to collect saliva from babies, elderly or any donor unable to use the funnel. The device is fully specified for sample transport and storage.
Traditional methods of collection and storage of microbiome samples often include freezing, that always presents well known logistical challenges in cold chain transport and storage or can often complicate technical viability in the collection process.
Isohelix has addressed these issues with the new GeneFiX™ Saliva Microbiome DNA Collection device.
The devices are perfect for remote or at-home testing, with anti-spill funnel, non-hazardous buffer and simple operation.
The robust sample tubes are fully transport tested to 95KPa to allow mailing and storage. Microbial DNA is perfectly preserved at room temperature in the pre-filled buffer for at least 1 year. The stabilization is instant, and the buffer prevents bacterial growth, so the sample accurately reflects the oral microbiome at the moment of sampling. The devices and buffer are free from any trace human or bacterial DNA, so researchers can be confident in the accuracy of their results.
The sample tube is compatible with many high throughput sample processing systems and includes a unique 1D bar and human readable code to enable accurate sample tracking.
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