Meridian Bioscience Air-Dryable Direct DNA qPCR Blood Mix
Meridian Bioscience has launched its new Air-Dryable Direct DNA qPCR Blood Mix designed for the manufacturing of room temperature-stable molecular diagnostic tests direct from whole blood, plasma, or serum. The mix uses a specialized polymerase and advanced buffer formulation designed specifically for blood samples without the need for DNA purification of the sample. PCR inhibitors in blood samples can result in false negatives or reduced sensitivity in samples where the DNA is not purified.
It is designed to tolerate a high level of inhibitors present in blood, which Meridian said allows for the development of simpler and faster tests. Meridian's mix also replaces the need for lyophilization by using an oven-drying procedure.