Integrated DNA Technologies (“IDT”), has developed a unique master mix for probe-based qPCR assays that is stable for ambient shipping. The company’s PrimeTime® Gene Expression Master Mix is the only widely distributed commercial master mix shipped in solution at ambient temperature. Under these conditions, the master mix, which is compatible with a wide range of real-time PCR instruments, continues to deliver consistent, high quality results.
IDT expects savings of approximately 33 tons (US) in total package weight, 28.5 tons in dry ice, and 4700 square feet of landfill waste, during the course of a typical year. This in turn reduces the demand on transportation resources, including specialized transport for dry ice and fuel consumption, and importantly, also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
According to IDT CEO, Dr Joseph A Walder, “When we ship PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix at ambient temperature, we observe the same product stability and performance as when shipped on dry ice. The ability to ship at ambient temperature distinguishes us in the genomics and molecular biology reagents marketplace and benefits our customers and our planet. We remain committed to improving our sustainability performance across all areas of the company.”