Capricorn Scientific, a German manufacturer of cell culture products, has developed a universal Viral Transport Medium (VTM), which is offered in bulk for local assembly of Viral Transport Medium Kits.
VTM allows the safe transfer of viruses, chlamydiae, and mycoplasma for further research and analytics. It is suitable for several applications including classical cell culture methods, diagnostic testing, as well as molecular biology techniques (including PCR). The special formulation ensures the best possible recovery of the samples and the addition of antibiotics inhibits the contaminating growth of bacteria and fungi. The product is provided as bulk liquid media for use in further processes, e.g. filling into smaller sample tubes.