“Microbial studies have indicated that the balance of flora in many human systems, including saliva, plaques, skin and gut, are a key indicator of health.
Traditional methods of collection and storage of microbiome samples often include freezing, that always presents well known logistical challenges in cold chain transport and storage or can often complicate technical viability in the collection process.
Isohelix has addressed these issues with the new GeneFiX™ Saliva Microbiome DNA Collection device.
The devices are perfect for remote or at-home testing, with anti-spill funnel, non-hazardous buffer and simple operation.
The robust sample tubes are fully transport tested to 95KPa to allow mailing and storage. Microbial DNA is perfectly preserved at room temperature in the pre-filled buffer for at least 1 year. The stabilization is instant, and the buffer prevents bacterial growth, so the sample accurately reflects the oral microbiome at the moment of sampling. The devices and buffer are free from any trace human or bacterial DNA, so researchers can be confident in the accuracy of their results.
The sample tube is compatible with many high throughput sample processing systems and includes a unique 1D bar and human readable code to enable accurate sample tracking.”