Teknova has received inquiries from researchers and clinicians interested in obtaining cell culture media and molecular biology reagents related to the development or commercialization of COVID-19 related vaccine development of detection kits. Teknova is uniquely capable of providing these reagents given our ability to provide custom, clinical-grade (ISO 13485:2016) products with a very short time to delivery.

Molecular Biology Buffers

Since 1996, Teknova has been manufacturing custom and off-the-shelf molecular biology buffers for incorporation in research and clinical grade assays. Tris buffers, DNA Suspension buffers and research and clinical grade water are commonly used in kits for resuspension of oligo-based assays and negative controls. All buffers are tested for sterility, conductivity, osmolality and pH. Additional QC for endotoxin and DNase/RNase can be added to any buffer.

Viral Transport Medium

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a protocol for the production of Viral Transport Medium (VTM/UTM). Viral Transport Medium is suitable for transport, maintenance and long-term storage of clinical specimens containing viruses. The medium comes in a plastic, screw cap tube and maintains organism viability for 48 hours.

Vaccine Development