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SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA Extraction in 15 Minutes for Magnetic Processors 

Omega Bio-tek’s New Fast Protocol for the Mag-Bind® Viral RNA Xpress Kit Aims to Help Laboratories Extract Viral RNA Faster Norcross, GA September 14, 2021 – Omega Bio-tek, a leading nucleic acid purification kit manufacturer, announces a 15-minute protocol for their Mag-Bind Viral RNA XPress Kit for magnetic processors. The new fast protocol was designed […]

Omega Bio-tek’s New Automation-Ready, Prefilled 96-Well Plates Kit Aims to Increase Convenience of DNA Purification

Tissue & Blood DNA Extraction - Mag-Bind® Blood & Tissue DNA HDQ Prefilled 96 Kit - Product Photo

NORCROSS, GA., AUGUST 05, 2021 – Omega Bio-tek, a leading nucleic acid purification kit manufacturer, releases an automation-ready, prefilled DNA extraction kit for magnetic processors to purify DNA faster and easier than before. The convenient Mag-Bind® Blood & Tissue DNA HDQ Prefilled 96 Kit comes prefilled with magnetic beads, reagent plates, and tip combs and […]

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 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. […]

FDA Authorizes New Quest Diagnostics Lab Method Designed to Increase COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostics Capacity

Technique to increase COVID-19 molecular diagnostic testing capacity and provide faster test results reporting SECAUCUS, N.J., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new laboratory technique that speeds the process of extracting viral RNA from specimens* and will enable the company to […]

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 […]

Two Georgia Companies Unite to Provide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing

Norcross, Ga., 05/01/2020 – Omega Bio-tek announces collaboration with Ipsum Diagnostics in the fight against COVID-19. Omega Bio-tek will supply its Mag-Bind Viral DNA/RNA 96 Kit as a vital element in Ipsum Diagnostics’ approved RT-PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 assay.  The US Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Ipsum Diagnostics for RT-PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 testing […]