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Take a ‘snapshot’ of the in vivo state right at the moment of collection. Ensure your microbiome profiles represent the phenotype of interest, not artefacts of overgrowth or degradation.

The application of massively parallel sequencing technologies to the study of microbiology has – for the first time – enabled quantitative analysis of the presence, relative abundance and function of the microbes that live on and in us. Recent publications have demonstrated the feasibility of population-based metagenomic research, and in particular, the utility of the human microbiome as a robust biomarker of health and disease.

Considerable progress has been achieved in this area due to cost reduction of sequencing, improved data analysis methodology and the availability of reference metagenomes. However, the most significant constraint to large-scale implementation of these microbiome studies has been the availability of cost-effective and user-friendly sample collection and stabilization methods. The OMNIgene line of products from DNA Genotek has been specifically designed to alleviate this constraint.

Improving sample quality is the best way to improve data quality. Consider the cell cycle of a human (eukaryotic) cell at 24hrs, and the changes that can impact biomarkers in human tissue between collection and analysis. Now consider that the cell cycle of many microbes is on the order of 40 minutes. Without reliable sample collection and immediate stabilization to ensure accurate representation of the in vivo state, reproducibility and comparability of microbiome profiles between collection sites, or between studies would be next to impossible.

DNA Genotek’s Microbiome product line provides an all-in-one system for the non-invasive self collection and immediate stabilization of microbial nucleic acids.

Features and Benefits:

  • Minimize the noise in your data analysis by obtaining reliable microbiota profiles
  • Improve donor compliance with intuitive, user-friendly collection
  • Minimize bias introduced by microbial growth and DNA degradation through immediate stabilization
  • Eliminate the costs associated with cold-chain shipping requirements
  • Optimize sample handling
  • Maintain nucleic acid integrity over typical ambient temperature fluctuations

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Featured Products

OMNIgene•GUT (OM-200)

Collect and stabilize DNA for quantitative gut microbiome profile analysis. OMNIgene●GUT is an all-in-one system for the non-invasive self-collection and stabilization of microbial DNA from feces/stool for gut microbiome profiling.

OMNIgene•GUT (OM-200)

 

OMNIgene•VAGINAL (OMR-130)

OMNIgene•VAGINAL for microbiome is a device for the easy self-collection and stabilization of DNA and RNA for microbiome profile analysis.

OMNIgene•VAGINAL (OMR-130)

 

OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-505)

The OM-505 format is for collecting DNA and RNA from saliva. It is ideal for researchers who require a compact format for field or clinic collection and those seeking a solution that is compatible with high-throughput processing systems.

OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-505)

 

OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-501)

The OM-501 format is for collecting DNA from saliva. It is ideal for researchers who require a compact format for field or clinic collection and those seeking a solution that is compatible with high-throughput processing systems.

OMNIgene•ORAL (OM-501)

 

OMNIgene•ORAL (OMR-110)

OMNIgene•ORAL for gum and plaque microbiome is a device for the easy self-collection and stabilization of DNA and RNA for microbiome profile analysis.

OMNIgene•ORAL (OMR-110)

 

OMNIgene•ORAL (OMR-120)

OMNIgene•ORAL for tongue microbiome is a device for the easy self-collection and stabilization of DNA and RNA for microbiome profile analysis.

OMNIgene•ORAL (OMR-120)

 

Full terms and conditions for all DNA Genotek products are available here.


DNA Genotek's sample collection devices and nucleic acid stabilization chemistries are protected by issued and pending patents in numerous countries around the world.
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