Biofortuna (Liverpool, UK) – the international IVD contract research and contract manufacturing company – will be launching ampDRY™, its patent pending stabilised master mix for PCR applications, at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, July 29 to August 2.
ampDRY hotstart master mix has been developed to enable complete end-stage or real-time PCR assays to be stabilised in a dry format at ambient temperatures for at least 12 months, negating the requirement for cold chain shipping and storage.
ampDRY allows the straightforward creation of stabilised assays: oligonucleotides are combined with the ampDRY reagent and dispensed into PCR vessels, then stabilised by controlled air drying. Once dried, the end user simply adds their DNA sample to the stabilised reaction prior to amplification and detection. This technology offers significant benefits over other stabilisation techniques for both end users and IVD manufacturers.
ampDRY master mix is available in both bulk and small volumes, making it suitable for commercial manufacturers and laboratory use. Biofortuna also offers full IVD contract manufacturing services using ampDRY, and can customise the manufacturing process to match customer requirements and create bespoke, cost-effective stabilised products.
Biofortuna’s CEO, Dr Nick Ash, commented: “We are delighted to be launching the ampDRY stabilisation master mix at AACC, complementing our world-renowned freeze-drying stabilisation service. This new technology will enable us to further support our IVD customers in the development of easy-to-use diagnostics, increasing laboratory productivity and improving quality of clinical testing and patient care.”
Biofortuna is an international IVD contract manufacturing and products business. It provides assay development and manufacturing services, specialising in assay stabilisation for IVD and other applications, including molecular diagnostics and immunoassay. It also offers a portfolio of molecular diagnostic kits for HLA disease identification. The company is ISO13485 certified and registered with the FDA. www.biofortuna.com
Dr Nick Ash
Chief Executive Officer