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Oragene as a solution for international DNA sample collection

Posted by Nicholas Ramdass on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

The author of this article, Nicholas Ramdass, is a Sales Manager at DNA Genotek Inc.

Oragene is truly a DNA collection device that has a global impact. Currently, Oragene is used for the non-invasive self-collection of DNA from saliva in more than one hundred countries and on six continents. As a salesperson at DNA Genotek, I have the privilege of working with some of the world’s leading researchers who are studying every aspect of genetics from mental illness to cancer, and from chronic health issues to the very rarest of diseases. My favorite part of my job has always been helping researchers find solutions for projects with complex collection logistics, especially those that transcend international boundaries.

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Tags: genetic research, genetic disease, DNA in saliva

Natural selection in high altitude: Oragene functions as an enabler for challenging field research

Posted by Nicholas Ramdass on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

Rookie mistakes – they will occur. I remember the first time I tried to reach out to Dr. Cynthia Beall, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University; it was my first year selling Oragene kits to US researchers, and still in the midst of trying to figure out the key genetic researchers in my territory, I clumsily attempted to sell to Dr. Beall. She quickly reminded me that she needed no introduction to the benefits of Oragene, describing herself as the collection kit’s “poster child” having used the product for multiple projects in the past. Yes, my rookie mistake indeed. 

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Tags: DNA collection, DNA from saliva

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