Simplify DNA and RNA sample prep plus inactivate virus with single application of safe chemistry

Apply to swab, saliva or blood

Why Arcis

Simplify Workflows

  • Extract without incubations and capture and concentrate steps – save time and money
  • Enable automation by reducing viscosity of samples
  • Avoid cold chain transport
  • Streamline design of cartridges and kits

Increase Sensitivity 

  • With dry swab achieve sensitivity of CDC protocol without need to capture and concentrate
  • With saliva achieve highest sensitivity among direct methods

Upgrade safety at reduced cost

  • Achieve REACH-compliant pathogen inactivation at point of collection
  • Avoid dangers of guanidinium
  • Avoid heat step and hazardous waste disposal

Apply Arcis in the lab, in assay kits or at the point of sample collection 

Compare PCR DIRECT ® Extracting Transport Medium

Combine swab or saliva sample transport, viral inactivation without guanidinium, and RNA extraction in transit, while delivering increased sensitivity at lower cost.

PCR Direct ® Guide to Product Selection 

*Apply specified volume to sample with dropper or pre-aliquot into collection device.