IVD contract research and contract manufacturer Biofortuna launched ampDRY, its patent-pending stabilized master mix for PCR applications, in late July at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago. The ampDRY hotstart master mix was developed to enable complete end-stage or real-time PCR assay stabilization in a dry format at ambient temperatures for at least 12 months, eliminating the need for cold chain shipping and storage. ampDRY simplifies the creation of stabilized assays: oligonucleotides are combined with the ampDRY reagent and dispensed into PCR vessels, then stabilized by controlled air drying. Once dried, users add their DNA sample to the reaction prior to amplification and detection. The ampDRY master mix is available in both bulk and small volumes, to meet the needs of both commercial manufacturers and research laboratories alike.