Isohelix have extended their GeneFix series of products for DNA saliva collection. These products provide a cost-effective means to get high quality DNA from people, avoiding the use of blood and everything that goes with handling of blood. You can even get people to send you their saliva in the mail, so it has that extra level of convenience.
These product line extensions to the GeneFix products give researchers some extra options to consider, based on patient type, whether they have access to laboratory automation,
Here is an overview of the new additions to the GeneFix range:
1 ml Saliva Collection Device
This is exactly the same as the current 2 ml collection device, but contains 1 ml of buffer and requires only 1 ml of saliva.
This product can be used when you need less DNA, or when it is a challenge to get 2 ml of saliva, which can be an issue with children or the elderly.
Just like the GeneFix standard 2 ml collection device, but including 2 foam swabs which can be used to assist the collection. The foam swabs are used to collect the saliva and are then squeezed through the funnel.
DNA yields above 10 µg are achievable using the foam swabs.
Alternative Options for Collection Tubes (for Barcodes or Auto-Decapping)
These tubes are an option for all collection types associated with the standard GeneFix Collector.
When might you need these?
(a) When you need 1- or 2-D barcodes
(b) Looking for automation compatibility
(c) Looking for tubes that are Cryo specified
(d) When you require auto-decapping
Please contact You Do Bio if you want to learn more about, see, or try any of these products.