Category Archives: Press Release

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 […]

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 […]

Optimized Extraction of Insect Genomic DNA for Long-Read Sequencing

Methods & Protocols: The USDA Agricultural Research Service Center presented a rapid and reproducible method to obtain long genomic DNA with high quality from insect pupae for long-read sequencing. Brenda Oppert, Samantha Stoss, Alayasha Monk, and Tim Smith showed that by using the Omega Bio-tek E.Z.N.A.® Insect DNA Kit, they were able to achieve consistent […]

Omega Bio-tek’s Mag-Bind® cfDNA Kit Offers More Flexibility in Circulating DNA Purification

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Omega Bio-tek announces the extended capabilities of Mag-Bind® cfDNA kit (M3298), enabling scientists to process 1 to 8 mL samples and to obtain cfDNA fragments as short as 50 bp in a high-throughput workflow. The automated solution is capable of extracting cfDNA from 48 samples of 8 mL cell-free fluid in […]

Press Release – A Fully Automation Solution for DNA Isolation From 10 mL of Whole Blood Providing More Throughput Than Current Systems

NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Omega Bio-tek, a biotech company based in Norcross, Georgia, announces the launch of its new product, Mag-Bind® Blood DNA HV Kit, which can extract genomic DNA from large volume blood samples in a fully automated solution. The solution integrates the novel extraction chemistry on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR™ […]