November 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 19)
The ampDRY hot start master mix has been developed to enable complete end-stage or real-time PCR assays to be stabilized in a dry format at ambient temperatures for at least 12 months, negating the requirement for cold chain shipping and storage. ampDRY allows the straightforward creation of stabilized assays: oligonucleotides are combined with the ampDRY reagent and dispensed into PCR vessels, then stabilized by controlled air drying. Once dried, the end-user simply adds their DNA sample to the stabilized reaction prior to amplification and detection. This technology offers significant benefits over other stabilization techniques for both end-users and IVD manufacturers. The ampDRY master mix is available in both bulk and small volumes, making it suitable for commercial manufacturers and laboratory use.