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ViveBio's Transformational Specimen Storage and Transportation Device, ViveST&#-153, Featured in Presentation at ID Week

9/24/2013 10:05:09 AM

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViveBio, LLC announced today that its transformational specimen storage and transportation device, ViveST, will be featured in a presentation at the next annual meeting for the Infectious Disease Society of America being held October 2-6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The presentation entitled, A Novel Ambient Storage and Transport Device for Utilization in Infectious Disease Testing: ViveST, will be presented during the Global HIV Session on Saturday, October 5, 2013 by Daniel McClernon, President and CSO of bioMONTR Labs (Research Triangle Park, NC). In addition, the poster is included in a special presentation at the ID Week Global Health Gallery for investigators doing excellent work in Global Health.


Infectious disease monitoring often requires collection sites to ship patient samples to reference laboratories, requiring careful temperature control and special packaging. In this presentation, the data shows how ViveST offers an accurate and reproducible global solution that enhances access to healthcare and significantly reduces the burden associated with shipping frozen samples for quantitative and sequencing-based molecular diagnostic tests.

The key feature of the ViveST is a proprietary absorbent matrix onto which a biological specimen can be loaded by simple pipetting and allowed to dry. During the drying process, water in the biological sample is evaporated but biological analytes including proteins, virions and nucleic acids remain in the matrix. The dried sample can be easily reconstituted into a robust specimen that can be used in multiple downstream applications including RNA/DNA targets, cell recovery, and protein analysis.

ViveST is CE marked and has received ANVISA medical device registration in Brazil. For more information regarding ViveST and recent scientific publications and posters, please visit the ViveBio website at or contact Richard Carroll, PhD, at or Brad Nelson at or 877-814-7004.

About ViveBio, LLC

ViveBio, LLC is a privately held biotechnology company focused on providing cost-effective solutions for biological specimen transportation and storage. ViveBio's mission is to expand access to healthcare and extend life through these cost effective solutions and other breakthrough technologies. The company's initial focus has been to address the need for transporting plasma for quantitative HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B viral load and genotype tests. ViveBio's manufacturing and corporate office is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.


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