Presently, biological materials such as nucleic acids, proteins, cells, viruses and vaccines, are maintained and transported in cold environments (4ºC, -20ºC, -80ºC and liquid nitrogen) to preserve sample integrity. Multiple freeze-thaw cycles or prolonged exposure to increased temperatures degrade precious and labile biological materials. Sustaining cold environments requires constant energy supplies and resources that are not always readily available or reliable. Consequently, transporting and storing biological samples often times involves enormous expense and complicated logistics. Despite elaborate precautions taken to maintain sample integrity, it has been difficult to control all environmental variables - until now.
Biomatrica® offers an innovative alternative to reliance on cold chain logistics. We have developed SampleMatrix® a proprietary core technology to stabilize and protect biological materials at room temperature without degradation. The SampleMatrix technology was designed by combining extremophile biology that enables long-term survival of organisms in extremely dry environments, with synthetic chemistry. By exploiting these unique characteristics, Biomatrica products enable researchers in academia, pharmaceutical drug development, and molecular diagnostics to stabilize, ship and store biological samples for long periods of time with complete and rapid sample recovery, and at very affordable costs.
Consistent sample maintenance allows for experimental reproducibility, and therefore ensures reliability, speeds time to results, greatly reduces costs, and is an environmentally sustainable alternative to all forms of cold storage. This technology can be applied to thousands of currently available products in the biotechnology, diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries, and has direct applications for billions of samples generated from genome mapping, and sample archiving used for personalized medicine and forensics analysis in law enforcement and the military.