Arcis reagents are an ultra-fast sample preparation system for preparing DNA with the added benefit of preserving and protecting nucleic acids for at least 30 days without temperature control and without any additional processing. It has been demonstrated effectively on whole blood, blood plasma, cell cultures, sputum and many other sample types. The DNA is suitable for use in PCR and qPCR reactions using standard and fast cycling protocols.

The fast and convenient protocol uses a simple 2 step process that enables you to go from sample to amplifiable DNA in under 3 minutes.  It is currently available as an easy to use kits which contain a unique formulation developed and patented by Arcis Biotechnology. The kits are available as either two pre-filled tubes or as two bulk tubes for pre-analytical processing of a variety of samples including whole blood, bacteria, viruses, animal cells and is designed for standalone kit use or OEM integration with sample preparation or assay development manufacturers.