1. CaptiSwab: Technical sheet describing development of a novel swab for DNA and RNA specimen collection Technical Sheet
  2. CSI COVID RT-PCR Assay Validation Summary CSI Validation PDF
  3. 16S rDNA extraction efficacy for downstream molecular diagnostic testing using the panel of M40-A2 bacterial species CaptiGen Gel Comparison PDF



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