Viral Transport Medium

Product 3 mL inquire

3mL in a 15mL conical tube. Originates from the CDC formulation SOP# DSR-052-03.

Gemini Bio is on the FDA list of commercial manufacturers developing and distributing viral transport media (VTM) under the policy outlined in Section IV.B of the COVID-19 Transport Media Policy.

Please note: This is not a kit and does not contain a swab.

We also offer Saline and Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) that are suitable for viral transport. Learn more in our Viral Transport Products Overview.


  • Gemini is registered with the FDA as a Class 1 Medical Device manufacturer
  • Gemini manufactures the VTM under QSR and in compliance with 21CFR820 as well as aligning with 21 CFR part 210 and 211 for our pharmaceutical customers.
  • We use gamma irradiated tubes that are DNAse and RNAse free
  • FBS that is used in the formulation is gamma irradiated using 25 – 40 KGy
  • The sourcing of the FBS is from a country of negligible risk for BSE/ TSE as determined by the OIE
  • Gemini prepares the intermediates for the VTM (Gentamycin, amphotericin B and HBSS) using USP and/ or ACS grade raw materials when possible
  • Intermediates are also manufactured under QSR and in compliance with 21 CFR 820.
  • All tube filling is performed in an ISO 5 environment with environmental monitoring
  • The VTM is filtered through a 0.2 μm filter prior to filling tubes and a filter integrity test is performed to ensure the filter was operating correctly.

Ships on blue ice. Store at 4-8°C.

*Single-unit price. For inquiries about this product, contact your sales representative.