Next Generation Pathogen Media

with virus inactivation and biocide

  • A novel virus inactivating transport media – FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY

TAG-NGPM + is a molecular assay specimen collection and transport media with strong virus inactivation and biocide features.. It is designed to stabilize samples in ambient temperature and could serve as an excellent SARS-CoV-2 buffer reagent media for collection and transportation of samples to be used in PCR, rtPCR, recombinase-based isothermal assay (RPA/RAA) , and antigen tests. TAG-NGPM+ is designed to provide better stabilization of RNA sequence and protein structures under more conditions.


  • Unique formulation with wide IP protection
  • Strong virus inactivation components.  See research results below.
  • Available in 1-4ml pre-filled in sample transport tubes.
  • Can be kitted with swabs
  • Does not form precipitation
  • Compatible with EPA approved disinfectant such as sodium hypochlorite solution (NaOCl)
  • Contains biocide that prevents microorganism contamination


    • Temperature stable transport and storage saves significant cost by removing the need for a cold chain. RNA is kept stable at room temperature for 4+ days.
    • Pathogen inactivation within 30 minutes of sample collection that reduces risk of exposure
    • Better RNA stabilization performance compared to CDC VTM
    • Protects RNA from extreme temperature changes such as freeze thaw
    • Universal compatibility for downstream assays: RT-qPCR, lateral flow assay, antigen assay, etc.
    • Safe to use with standard laboratory decontamination reagents such as bleach
    • Inhibits bacteria and fungal contamination
    • Compatible with leading platforms including Hologic Panther and Roche Cobas 
    • Lower price and higher value than any other VTM, UTM and ITMs 
    •  High volume fulfillment available now
    • Designed for nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and saliva test kits
    • Designed to better preserve RNA fragments and proteins in samples to enable more accurate tests
    • Made in the USA
    • Validated in Lab Developed and EUA COVID-19 tests.  In deployment by test kit providers now

     TAG-NGPM+ Performance 

    TAG-NGPM+ Rutgers chart1

    TAG-NGPM+ resulted better SARS-CoV-2 RNA LoD in RT-qPCR compared to CDC VTM

    TAG-NGPM+ LoD2

    TAG-NGPM+ SARS-CoV-2 Inactivation

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    SARS-CoV-2 virus is effectively inactivated in TAG-NGPM+™ in 30 minutes