Microbiologics partners with Biomatrica to provide biological stabilizers for its line of molecular standards

July 9, 2014

Microbiologics, Inc., a global manufacturer of ready-to-use biological controls and standards, has partnered with Biomatrica, Inc., provider of technology for ambient temperature stabilization of biomaterials. Microbiologics has licensed Biomatrica’s DNAstable and RNAstable technology for use in its line of molecular controls for rapid diagnostic instruments and assays.

This partnership supports the advancement of molecular diagnostic development and quantity control testing by combining the two companies’ expertise in biomaterial development and preservation to create highly stable biological controls that may be globally delivered without cold-chain requirements. Microbiologics recently launched Helix Elite Molecular Standards, which includes a series of synthetic RNA and DNA sequences to be used as amplification controls in clinical assays. Synthetic Helix Elite Molecular Standards are the first Microbiologics products to be stabilized using Biomatrica’s technology.

Brian Beck, PhD, Microbiologics Vice President of Molecular Products and Services, comments, “We are pleased to be working with Biomatrica, as they have extensive experience in stabilizing and preserving nucleic acids for multiple applications.” Beck adds, “Our products are delivered to over 130 countries through a global distribution network. Incorporating Biomatrica DNA and RNA stabilizers in our molecular standards not only facilitates international shipping, it also increases the storage convenience and reliability of these products.”

Judy Muller-Cohn, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Biomatrica, states, “We are excited to partner with Microbiologics, which is widely known for its extensive collection of microbiology quality control reference materials. Biomatrica’s stabilization technologies will enhance Microbiologics’ line of molecular controls by allowing for ambient temperature shipping and storage.” Read more about the Helix Elite Molecular Standards.

Read more