ViveST(TM), a Transformational Specimen Storage and Transportation Device, Featured in Presentation at AMP 2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — ViveBio, LLC announced today that ViveST™, its transformational specimen storage and transportation device, will be featured in a presentation at the next annual meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) being held November 14-16, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The presentation entitled, ViveST: A Revolutionary Ambient Temperature Storage and Transportation Device for Utilization in Infectious Disease Testing, will be presented by Anita McClernon, Director of Laboratory Services for bioMONTR® Labs (Research Triangle Park, NC).

Infectious disease monitoring often requires collection sites to ship patient samples to reference laboratories, requiring careful temperature control and special packaging.  In the study being presented, infectious plasma (HCV, HIV-1, or HBV) was loaded onto ViveST, dried, capped and stored at room temperature.  After recovery from ViveST, specimens were analyzed using commercially available FDA approved viral load assays.  These studies demonstrate ViveST utility for storing and transporting infectious plasma for subsequent analysis utilizing a range of viral targets (RNA and DNA).  ViveST provides significant cost savings as compared to shipping samples on dry ice and can enhance access to healthcare globally while reducing the burden associated with shipping frozen samples.

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.  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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