PrimeStore® MTM by EKF Diagnostics

Manufacturer EKF Diagnostics  |  Available Worldwide
A novel viral transport media for infectious diseases


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PrimeStore® MTM
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PrimeStore® MTM is a molecular transport media that gives the user a “snapshot” in time for that sample by preserving and stabilizing DNA and RNA.

PrimeStore MTM (Molecular Transport Medium) was designed and optimized for molecular testing allowing pathogenic samples to be collected, transported, and processed safely and efficiently. Millions of tubes of PrimeStore MTM have been sold to clients around the world during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The molecular transport medium inactivates infectious biological pathogens including viruses, and gram-positive/negative bacteria whilst preserving and stabilizing labile DNA and RNA for downstream molecular applications.

Viral transport media (VTM) were designed for transporting samples intact to be cultured prior to the widespread use of molecular testing and contain ingredients that inhibit optimal molecular testing. In contrast, PrimeStore MTM was invented and optimized specifically for molecular testing.

As the only FDA Class 2 cleared product for microbial nucleic acid storage and stabilization, hospitals and laboratories trust that PrimeStore MTM provides safer and more reliable testing than UTM/VTM, saline, or research use only devices.  

Laboratories have independently validated PrimeStore MTM with a range of platforms such as Roche, Thermo Fisher, Abbott, Siemens, Luminex, Bio-Rad, PSS, Promega, and BioMerieux, as well as the Cepheid GeneXpert point of care platform.

A key feature of PrimeStore MTM is that it allows lab teams to process multiple tests from a single sample that has been inactivated and stabilized in PrimeStore MTM.