Major deficiencies of current Virus Transport Media (VTM’s) are that they are variously toxic, incompletely inactivate viruses or are poor stabilisers of RNA and proteins, precluding their use for home-testing, transport, storage and safe handling. We have completed development of a solution that uniquely allows the inactivation and preservation of viruses at the point of sampling, whatever the virus and whatever the downstream application. Uniquely, virusPHIX™ is compatible with both nucleic acid (e.g. PCR) and antigen (e.g. Ag lateral flow) based SARS-CoV-2 tests. This buffer also slots faultlessly into your workflow as follows.