News segment and article covering how the iSWAB is a new type of test tube that aims to improve the accuracy and efficiency of coronavirus testing.
As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow globally, readily available and reliable testing is essential to identifying and slowing the spread of the disease. However, we are encountering unique issues with our supply chain that limit our testing capabilities, specifically sample collection. This challenge however, is an… read more →
Mawi DNA Technologies is thrilled to share that our iSWAB patent was granted on March 24th, 2020 with additional claims! The utility of iSWAB has been well received by the scientific community and we are proud to continue to provide you with more innovative technologies for bio-sample collection and room… read more →
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between reactive species and antioxidants production, leading to protein, DNA and lipid damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oxidative stress levels in buccal cells of ten non-shisha and heavy shisha smokers using MAWI iSWAB protein tubes. Article PDF: waterpipe-smoke-effect-on-oxidative-stress-levels-in-buccal-cells-using-mawi-iswab-tubes
Have you ever wondered why isolating quality DNA from Spit/Saliva is inconsistent, especially when it comes to DNA sequencing? Spit/Saliva is a complex biological matrix with a mixture of different DNA sources that vary in percentage from one individual to another White blood cells Buccal cells Lysed cells… read more →
Here’s a research article about dnon-syndromic inner ear malformations and deafness that was written by Isabelle Schrauwen, Elina Kari, Jacob Mattox, Lorida Llaci, Joanna Smeeton, Marcus Naymik, David W. Raible, James A. Knowles, J. Gage Crump, Matthew J. Huentelman, Rick A. Friedman.
Here’s an research paper about dopaminergic gene methylation that was written by Candace R. Lewis ORCID Icon, Adrienne Henderson-Smith, Reagan S. Breitenstein ORCID Icon, Hayley A. Sowards, Ignazio S. Piras, Matthew J. Huentelman, Leah D. Doane & Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant.
Here are the differences between Non-Invasive vs Invasive Biosampling.
Traditional non-invasive sample collection has two approaches to try and collect and produce high gDNA recovery. While both methods have benefits, they also have their challenges. Saliva/Mouthwash Self collection, but limited to individuals capable of producing sufficient saliva Collection solution contains alcohol Yields sheared, short-fragment DNA not optimal for complex downstream applications Up… read more →
Saliva Collection is not a Universal Sample Collection Tool: 20% – 46% of the Population Suffers from Dry Mouth Not everybody can produce enough saliva: Collecting 1-2 mL of Saliva within 30 minutes (as required by most saliva collection kits) can be very challenging for a significant portion of the… read more →