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ViroTrap Molecular Transport Medium (MTM)

VirpTrap Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) is specially designed, for healthcare workers, enriched with a formulated solution to eliminate DNA, thus enabling to obtain high yields of RNA for molecular testing, transported and processed safely and efficiently for the molecular testing in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situations.


ViroTrap Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) designed and optimise for inactivation of the infectious viruses, bacterial and fungal pathogens with preserved and stabilized the biological specimens DNA and RNA for further investigation.

The major difference in Viral transport media (VTM) and ViroTrap Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) is VTM designed to maintain the viral viability and transport the specimens in active form for isolation to get accurate pathological test results. In contrast, ViroTrap Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) is invented and optimized specifically for molecular testing by inactivating the pathogens and preserving the DNA and RNA of sample.

Kit Features - ViroTrap MTM designed to

  • Obtain high quality nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) from clinical or environmental samples.
  • Inactivate potentially infectious biological pathogens for safe handling and transport.
  • Stabilize released ‘naked’ DNA/RNA for prolonged periods without oxidative/hydrolysis/nuclease degradation.
  • Samples collected in ViroTrap MTM must be extracted using a commercially available DNA/RNA extraction method.

Storage conditions and product stability

  • ViroTrap MTM should be transported and stored in its original container at room temperature (15-30°C) until used.
  • The expiry date is 24 months from date of manufacturing.
  • Specimens collected/stored in ViroTrap MTM are stable for up to 30 days at ambient temperature (2-4˚C). For prolonged periods (>30 days) specimens collected in ViroTrap MTM should be stored refrigerated or frozen (0 to - 80˚C).

Kit Components

  • 3 ml sterile formulation of Molecular transport medium available in 10-15 ml plastic v-tube screw-cap vials to enable ease of use.
  • Two Sterile Nylon Swabs (Nasopharyngeal / Oral ) for collection of samples
  • User manuals

Technical Specification of Product

Product Name ViroTrap MTM (Molecular Transport Medium)
Product quantity 3 ml sterile formulation of Molecular Transport Medium, available in 10-15 ml
plastic v-tube screw-cap vials to enable ease of use.
Shelf Life 24 Months
Appearance Clear Transparent Liquid
pH 6.7±0.3
Sterility Sterile, No Growth per CDC SOP# DSR-052-02
RNase/Dnase Activity No Nuclease Activity Detected
Protease Activity No Protease Activity Detected
Osmolality (mOSM/Kg H2O) 550
Storage Condition 15- 30 C
Ingredients Buffer, Inactivators, DNA/RNA Protectors, Chaotrophic Agents, Reducing Agents
Country of Origin India (100% Indian Origin )