Lucence Working on Coronavirus Sample Collection Device

March 20, 2020

Lucence is developing the Safer-Sample kit, a sample collection device that keeps coronavirus RNA samples stable at room temperature.

The kit includes a stabilization fluid that is mixed with samples to keep them at stable temperature for up to a week, eliminating the need for  samples to be chilled during transportation.

Ideally, samples should be transported in a chilled medium, but this is “not universally available and subject to worldwide shortages,” the company said.

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