Thermo Fisher Scientific MagMAX Wastewater Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the MagMAX Wastewater Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit. The kit is meant to support the efforts of public health laboratories and researchers who have been developing SARS-CoV-2 surveillance methods using wastewater to help identify asymptomatic carriers on college campuses, monitor regional spread among communities, and capture emerging viral mutations, the company said.
The MagMAX Wastewater Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit is compatible with a range of input volumes from 200 µl to 500 mL, and works with various upfront concentration methods, including ultracentrifugation, precipitation, and filtration. For labs in need of an automated viral enrichment method, the MagMAX Wastewater Ultra Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit with virus enrichment uses Dynabeads technology to automate and streamline sample concentration.
ImmunoIVD SPOT-it TREC & SMN1 Screening Kit
ImmunoIVD, a Stockholm-based diagnostic company specializing in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) newborn screening, has launched the CE IVD marked SPOT-it TREC & SMN1 Screening Kit in the EU. The real-time qPCR assay is designed to simultaneously screen for SCID and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in newborns using DNA extracted from fresh, dried blood spots sampled on filter paper. The assay is based on the same plate-stacking procedure as the SPOT-it SCID screening assays, making it efficient and affordable for small to medium-sized screening laboratories, a company spokesperson said. SCID screening is performed by semi-quantification of T-cell receptor excision circle, while SMA screening is performed through the qualitative detection of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene, according to the company's website.
NanoView Biosciences Release ExoView R200 Platform
NanoView Biosciences has released its next-generation NanoView R200 platform for the detection and characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and viruses. Similar to the original R100 platform, launched in 2019, the R200 platform delivers EV sizing down to 50 nm and requires low sample input, no extensive sample preparation or purification, and minimal hands-on time. Additionally, the new features of the R200 include near-infrared fluorescence channels (five channels total), EV concentration measurement, higher throughput, large particle analysis, faster scan times, and fully automated sample loading and processing.
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