Sierra Molecular AssayAssure® Technology
Sierra Molecular’s AssayAssure® products stabilize human and bacterial cells, viruses, and intracellular targets over extended time periods without freezing or refrigeration. AssayAssure® was designed to inhibit the action of a series of 31 enzyme families known to degrade nucleic acids. Our preservatives negate the effects of nucleases and neutralize substances which inhibit amplification within the samples matrix. This enables extraction and replication of labile RNA and DNA, even in samples with an extremely low-prevalence of target analyte and in highly inhibitory sample matrices.
AssayAssure® products not only eliminate the expense, logistical challenges, and workflow constraints associated with labile ex vivo samples, these stabilization tools actually improve the sensitivity and specificity of assays. They are effective for a comprehensive variety of target analytes, sample matrices, and molecular platforms.
The patented stabilization chemistries in each AssayAssure® collection and transport system offer exceptional bacteriostasis and cell viability, so the devices are compatible with culture techniques as well as molecular assays.