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How to find an RNA Extraction Method that Works for You [In a COVID-19 Landscape]

Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, it has been of the utmost importance for researchers, and scientists to be able to accurately make COVID-19 diagnoses. Such diagnoses are essential in not only determining which individuals are at risk but also in adding to the collective Pandemic research pool that has been ever-growing since 2020.

While there are indeed many ways in which a COVID-19 diagnosis is produced, three items that are particularly in high demand, is the Transmedia Kit (6ml tubes that contain an RNA Stabilization solution), the Viral Nucleic Acid Extraction Kit (which isolates the Viral RNA from either swabs or saliva), and the UniPLUS RT-qPCR Master Mix (helps to identify whether or not there is a SARS-COV-2 virus in the sample).

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Researchers Guide to Collecting the SARS-CoV-2 Sample

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been no shortage of questions circulating. How did the disease originate? How long will we be wearing masks and social distancing? Can we get an alternative to the brain-tickling, nuisance of a nasal swab we’ve all been stuck with for testing? All jokes aside, there are other concerns surrounding sample collection other than nasal discomfort… Could saliva-based tests be as accurate? More cost effective? Safer?

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How to Use Recombinant Proteinase K For Your Nucleic Acid Extractions

Significant Proteinase K shortages have had far reaching effects across the life science research field. At this time, it is unknown how long the native product will remain inaccessible to manufacturers and researchers alike. Due to the sudden shortage, IBI Scientific now manufactures an excellent, equitable product for life science researchers’ critical work around the world—recombinant Proteinase K.

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The Impact of Supply Chain Stress on Global Industries

Supply Chain Stress is nothing new for businesses nor consumers. There will always, undoubtedly be supply and demand. However, in the Pandemic world in which we are currently living, supply chain stress has been amplified to unprecedented levels. According to the Institute for Supply Chain Management, “nearly 75 percent of companies reported supply chain disruptions in one form or the other due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions…”. As such, it is made abundantly clear that the pandemic has created numerous negative repercussions, of which are still being felt today.

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Pure, High-Quality Total RNA: More $$ in Your Pocket

IBI Scientific strives to provide life science researchers cost-effective products while maintaining strict quality standards in a competitive market. When it comes to reagent-based extraction, you no longer need to drain your laboratory’s funds to obtain high-quality total RNA. We know once you try our IBI Isolate, IBI RNA Pure Kit, or BOTH in our Tri-Isolate kit (for a fraction of the cost!!), you will also see the value added in IBI products.

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