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New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Biotium, BGI, More

Becton Dickinson FACSymphony A1 Cell Analyzer 

Becton Dickinson has launched a new benchtop cell analyzer called the FACSymphony A1. The compact instrument features the firm's FACSymphony technology, FACSDiva software, as well as optional BD Small Particle Detector technology. It is compatible with BD Horizon dyes and supports workflows detecting up to 16 colors or 19 parameters simultaneously.

Biotium ExoBrite EV Membrane Staining Kits 

Biotium has released its ExoBrite EV Membrane Staining Kits, designed for fluorescent staining of exosomes or extracellular vesicles with little to no background. The stains are validated for flow cytometry, but also have potential applications in super-resolution imaging or other exosome-detection platforms, the company said. The kits are available with two-color options for FITC or PE channels. More color options for blue and red channels are coming soon, the company noted. The standard kit will offer 500 labeling reactions while the trial-size kit will offer 100 labeling reactions.

BGI RUO COVID-19 Delta Variant Detection Kit 

BGI has launched a new research-use-only kit for detecting the COVID-19 Delta variant. The kit detects mutations L452R and E484Q and is validated on samples collected with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum, or bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. BGI noted that the assay can provide a result in about three hours using an automated sample preparation system, with RT-PCR taking approximately one hour on most commercial PCR systems. These assays can easily be integrated into the company's US Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization workflow that includes high-throughput viral RNA extraction and SARS-CoV-2 detection for testing hundreds or thousands of samples a day.

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