Zymo's DNA/RNA shield inactivates monkeypox

Monkeypox cases are rising worldwide and a safe and reliable way to collect and transport samples is needed.

After already being of great use for transporting COVID-19 samples, Zymo’s DNA/RNA shield was now successfully tested to also completely inactivate the monkeypox virusses, while maintaining it’s genetic integrity.

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MonkeyPox Inactivation

In collaboration with the Institute of Virology, University Medical Center in Freiburg, Germany, it was demonstrated that a complete inactivation of recent Monkeypox can be achieved using DNA/RNA Shield as Inactivating Transport Medium (ITM). This enables a safe and efficient transport of the samples and protect the scientists working in the field of infectious diseases.

DNA/RNA Shield is avialable in bulk format or in a variety of specific collection devices for safe and convenient sample collection. Samples collected in DNA/RNA Shield can be further processed with Zymo’s DNA and RNA isolation kits without additional cleanup.

Featured Products for Sample Collection and Analysis

DNA/RNA Shield SafeCollect Swab Collection Kit


The DNA/RNA Shield SafeCollect Swab Collection Kit is a user-friendly collection kit for stabilizing the nucleic acid content of samples collected with a swab.  DNA/RNA Shield completely inactivates harmful pathogens in the sample, and stabilizes the RNA in a sample for up to 30 days at room temperature. The SafeCollect design eliminates the risk of spilling the stabilization reagent during use, and is ideal for applications that require at-home self collection. 

DNA/RNA Shield
Bulk reagent (50ml / 250ml)


DNA/RNA Shield reagent is a DNA and RNA stabilization solution for nucleic acids in any biological sample. This DNA and RNA stabilization solution preserves the genetic integrity and expression profiles of samples at ambient temperatures and completely inactivates infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, & parasites). The unique DNA and RNA stabilization solution also prevents degradation from freeze-thaw cycling and unexpected freezer failures.

Quick-DNA Viral Kits
Colum based or 96-well format

D3015 / D3016 (colum based)
D3017 / D3018 (96-well format)

The Quick-DNA Viral Kits are viral DNA purification kits that provide for the rapid isolation of high-quality viral DNA from a wide range of biological sources. A uniquely designed buffer is included for the efficient denaturation of viral particles in whole blood (fresh and stored), plasma, serum, tissue, ascites, cultured cells, and from liquid samples. DNA can be eluted with elution buffer or water and is suitable for subsequent PCR, nucleotide blotting, and restriction endonuclease digestion procedures.