Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched Bioservative, a sample preservation matrix to protect cells and biomolecules against degradation without refrigeration.
Bioservative preserves microbiological samples for up to seven days and delays the breakdown of RNA, DNA and peptides within a sample for up to 26 days.
Bacterial cells stored in Bioservative are held in a suspended metabolic activity, stopping continued growth and allow it to analyze the bacterial content.
The matrix also stabilizes the sample pH, preventing cell death and pH hydrolysis of biological molecules.
Thermo Fisher claims the Bioservative storage matrix provides the support necessary for boosting the efficacy of downstream analysis and generating data from the available material.