Omega Bio-tek Mag-Bind Viral RNA Xpress Kit for COVID-19 Testing
Omega Bio-tek launched the Mag-Bind Viral RNA Xpress Kit for COVID-19 testing. The new magnetic bead-based extraction kit is designed to isolate viral RNA from nasopharyngeal swabs that are dry or in viral transport media. The kits are adaptable to most liquid testing platforms, including the Hamilton Microlab STAR, Microlab MagEx STARlet, and NIMBUS; the Thermo Fisher Scientific KingFisher and Applied Biosystems MagMax 96; Qiagen BioSprint; and Tecan DreamPrep NAP. Omega Bio-tek said the kit enables researchers to reduce their number of reagents and protocol steps while allowing efficient recovery of viral nucleic acids with minimal inhibitor carryover.