Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Kits to Preserve and Protect Samples

Thermo Scientific AssayAssure Sample Preservation Kits Increase Sample Stability without Refrigeration

Online PR News – 29-July-2011 – – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the release of the Thermo Scientific AssayAssure sample collection, transport and storage products. AssayAssure™ is the one of the most flexible, widely applicable and longest-acting universal preservative currently available, and it is compatible with the broadest range of cellular, bacterial and viral targets. It utilizes a unique chemical formulation to protect sample components from cell death and molecular degradation without refrigeration. Ideal for collecting a range of environmental, food safety, forensic and biomedical swab samples, AssayAssure can also be used with containers for urine, molecular urine and microbial samples. Protecting even the most sensitive RNA and DNA targets, these kits are entirely suitable for PCR, qPCR and cellular (flow cytometry, microscopy and bacterial culture) applications, providing ultimate convenience and sample security.

Molecular diagnostic techniques have changed markedly in recent years, moving away from traditional culture, immunoassay and biochemical tests and into more molecular analyses for identifying pathogens. In addition, recent developments in bacterial genomics and multiplexing reaction methods have changed the focus of sample preservation from the cellular to the molecular level. The AssayAssure line is a breakthrough preservative for maintaining valuable target components and revolutionizing the sample collection processes, including online use with “off the shelf” RNA and DNA extraction kits.

The Thermo Scientific AssayAssure line provides a sample collection technology that keeps pace with evolving analytical techniques and simplifies and enhances laboratory workflow. For more information on the AssayAssure range of sample collection products, please visit

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