Application Note: PrimeStore MTM: The difference between molecular and viral transport media
3 September 2020

The main difference between MTM and VTM is that molecular transport media, such as PrimeStore® MTM, will fully deactivate viruses, bacteria, fungi and mycobacterium tuberculosis, allowing safe sample handling and transport to greatly reduce infection risk. PrimeStore MTM is a FDA cleared and CE IVD marked infectious disease sample collection, storage and transport system which was specifically developed to overcome the short comings of standard viral transport media (VTM) and universal transport media (UTM) that do not inactivate microbes and can also inhibit molecular testing.