The DNA stored on GenPod LifeStore and GenPod Human is in purified form, extracted from saliva or dry blood spot samples, and preserved in our proprietary solution, in an evaporated dry state.
Your purified DNA sample is intended to be maintained in GenPod indefinitely but is an immediately usable archive of your DNA if needed.
A qualified laboratory can derive your genetic information from the archived DNA by simply re-hydrating the sample for sequencing and testing. This means your archived DNA sample on GenPod can be immediately tested or sequenced with no prior process steps required.
Over the past 10 years, the preservation technology behind GenPod was developed and patented by our company scientists and tested extensively for long term effective preservation and storage of DNA.
Our patented formulations are used by leading genetics companies in thousands of applications for effective long-term preservation of DNA.
The goal behind GenPod is to make the process of personally storing DNA as easy and private as possible. Using GenPod there is no need to pay annual fees or spend a lot up front to effectively store DNA.
Comparable services that store (archive) DNA can charge over $1000 to get started and cost $100’s per year to maintain. GenPod is a one-time cost that provides long-term benefits.