Author Archives: Maevin Voigt

Overcome challenges of cfDNA purification with high throughput, automated extraction processes

The use of circulating, cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is rapidly evolving in the clinical landscape and is one of the fastest-growing areas in recent years. It offers tremendous clinical potential as a screening method for tumor, cancer, fetal DNA studies, disease progression, treatment response, and more. Circulating DNA extraction is often challenging as they are found […]

Omega Bio-tek Announces Facility Expansion To Accommodate Growth

NORCROSS, GA, Dec. 7, 2020 – Omega Bio-tek, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of nucleic acid purification kits, is announcing a new facility acquisition in response to the increased demand for the company’s DNA/RNA purification kits and automation support services. The new building investment will bring the total square footage of Omega Bio-tek’s facilities to over […]

Saliva as a Diagnostic Tool for COVID-19: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Application Note Kiranmai Durvasula1, Havva Keskin1, Julie Baggs1, Travis Butts1 1Omega Bio-tek, Inc, Norcross GA 30071 Introduction To combat a fast-evolving global pandemic like COVID-19, it is essential to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic tests with a quick turnaround time. In recent times, saliva has emerged as a viable alternate sample source to nasopharyngeal swabs […]

Saliva as a diagnostic tool for COVID-19 Webinar

To combat a fast-evolving global pandemic like COVID-19, it is essential to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic tests with a quick turnaround time. Recently, saliva has emerged as a viable alternate sample source to nasopharyngeal swabs and has shown to have greater detection sensitivity of SARS-CoV-2, as well as consistency throughout the course of infection. […]

FFPE DNA & RNA Co-Extraction Webinar

Obtaining high quality and high yielding DNA or RNA is challenging since nucleic acids in FFPE tissue samples are often fragmented and prone to chemical modifications. Co-extraction is beneficial as samples may be limited. While there are many kits to purify either the DNA or RNA from FFPE samples, only a few can purify both […]

Omega Bio-tek Launches a New Viral RNA Extraction Kit for COVID-19 Testing with Production Capacity for 6 Million Tests A Month

NORCROSS, GA, June 8, 2020 — Omega Bio-tek, Inc. announces the launch of the Mag-Bind® Viral RNA Xpress Kit for the rapid and reliable isolation of Viral RNA from nasopharyngeal (NP) swab specimens that are dry or in viral transport media (VTM). The new kit aims to combat the shortage of RNA purification kits, which […]