Arcis Biotechnology a producer of chemistry-based products used in lab tests and embedded as a component of diagnostic kits, cartridges, and in collection devices.
For the collection and preparation of swab and saliva samples for virus testing, Arcis offers a highly effective pathogen inactivation chemistry, PCR Direct® Extracting Transport Medium. Guanidinium-free and completely safe, PCR Direct® Extracting Transport Medium can facilitate regulatory clearance of devices for unassisted sample collection, and is REACH compliant. Beyond the safety advantages, PCR Direct® Extracting Transport Medium combines sample collection with sample prep, including the ability for direct to PCR testing, expanding capacity, reducing costs of equipment and kits, and improving consistency of results with lower operating skill requirements.
Beyond use in collection devices, PCR Direct® offers the same ability to streamline protocols in the lab, and can be embedded in kits and cartridges to eliminate incubations, washing, heat, capture and concentrate, Proteinase K digestions, and other steps.
In addition to virus testing applications, Arcis currently provides chemistry field-deployed by the military as a critical component in a system for the detection of biothreats.
Arcis is ISO 13485 certified.