iSWAB Microbiome XL for Water Microbiome Collection


Quantity: 20 tubes

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    0,7 ml iSWAB-MB solution in a barcode-labeled 5ml tube for water microbiome collection, DNA/RNA preservation, & transport/storage at ambient temperatures – all in the same tube.

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    • iSWAB-Microbiome maintains the status quo at the time of collection
    • Provides a representative snapshot of the microbial community that remains unchanged from collection to processing of water samples
    • Microbial presentation maintained intact from time of collection for weeks at room temperature
    • DNA and RNA from collected microorganisms remains stable at room temperature for up to 40 days for DNA, and 21 days for RNA
    • Non-toxic stabilization; no organic, hazardous solvent fixatives or detergents.
    • The stabilization buffer efficiently inactivates bacteria, fungi, spores, and viruses allowing safe transport of biological sample
    • Ambient temperature transport and storage with no cold chain involvement.
    • Traceable: LIMS compatible unique barcodes included for each iSWAB tube enable efficient traceability and storage
    • Purified microbial DNA or RNA isolated from collected samples are compatible with NGS, microarrays, qPCR, and PCR.
    • Scalable and customizable platform – please contact us when requiring high capacities

    iSWAB-Microbiome XL – A snapshot of the microbiome from the point of water microbiome collection to processing:

    Microbial content and diversity within collected water samples can provide a wealth of clues about environmental conditions. However, current microbiome collection methods subject the samples to harsh and stressful stabilization techniques such as freezing or harsh organic solvents. Both stabilization approaches have a high probability of altering the microbial representation in the sample, which could lead to misleading results and hinder proper modeling or data analysis.
    iSWAB-Microbiome (MB) overcomes these hurdles through collection at room temperature applying a non-toxic stabilizing technology which maintains the status quo at the time of collection, whilst bacteria, fungi, spores, and viruses are inactivated allowing safe handling of the collected sample.

    Downstream Processing:

    Any Water DNA/RNA Purification kit may be used for further molecular analysis of the microorganisms in the environmental water sample by PCR, qPCR, microarrays,and NGS

    Shipping Conditions: Room Temperature
    Storage Temperature: Room Temperature