Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments > DNA & RNA

Simple blood test could end invasive biopsies

03 March, 2021

A newly developed blood test has the potential to diagnose a wide array of diseases including cancers, liver diseases, immune disorders and more.

MP Biomedicals SPINeasy DNA Kit for Soil and MagBeads FastDNA Kit for Feces

01 March, 2021

Two high-performance DNA extraction kits, suitable for a wide range of applications in soil and in faeces samples, are now available from MP Biomedicals.

MicroRNAs as biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

24 February, 2021

Certain plasma microRNAs could serve as diagnostic biomarkers in mild traumatic brain injury, according to researchers from the University of Eastern Finland.

Bioside qualyfast DNA Extraction Kit

20 January, 2021

The qualyfast DNA Extraction Kit, from Bioside, is a fast DNA extraction kit designed to detect Legionella in clear water samples. Extracted DNA can be directly used in downstream applications, including PCR and qPCR, without the need for further purification.

New COVID-19 RNA test returns results in minutes

13 January, 2021

UK researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that is said to reduce testing time from 30 minutes to under five, while still delivering accurate results.

Tecan Revelo RNA-Seq library preparation kit

07 December, 2020

Tecan has launched the Revelo RNA-Seq kit, offering end-to-end processing of human samples to enable complete viral RNA-Seq library preparation — including library quantification — in a single day.

PCR Biosystems RiboShield RNase Inhibitor

15 September, 2020

PCR Biosystems' RiboShield RNase Inhibitor is now available as a standalone product. The inhibitor is designed for use in a variety of RNA-sensitive applications, including RNA purification, cDNA synthesis, RT-PCR, RNA sequencing and in-situ hybridisation.

Should we put all our eggs in one basket when we develop a vaccine?

07 August, 2020

A new age of vaccine development is upon us, and biotech companies are going into RNA overdrive.

Enzo Life Sciences AMPINEXT DNA Library Preparation Kit (Illumina)

17 June, 2020

The AMPINEXT DNA Library Preparation Kit (Illumina), from Enzo Life Sciences, is a complete set of optimised reagents to carry out a successful DNA library preparation.

Universal virus detection platform could replace PCR

10 June, 2020

A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs is expected to serve as a pre-screening tester for a wide range of viruses with enhanced sensitivity.

Beckman Coulter RNAdvance Viral XP Reagent Kit

01 June, 2020

Beckman Coulter's RNAdvance Viral XP Reagent Kit enables the extraction of high-quality RNA from universal transport media (UTM) collection devices for use with PCR-based applications.

Promega Wizard HMW DNA Extraction Kit

28 February, 2020

Promega has launched its Wizard HMW DNA Extraction Kit for researchers working with large fragments of genomic DNA. The kit enables researchers to obtain DNA that will provide strong performance in long-read sequencing applications in a 90 min manual protocol.

Tecan Rapid EZ DNA-Seq library preparation kit

24 February, 2020

Tecan's Rapid EZ DNA-Seq library preparation kit is designed to offer PCR-free generation of sequencing-ready libraries for next-generation sequencing (NGS).

Thermo Fisher Scientific Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification

28 November, 2019

Forensic scientists now have access to the Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer for Human Identification — an easy-to-use capillary electrophoresis (CE) platform that is designed to obtain gold-standard quality STR-based DNA profiles without compromising performance.

siTOOLs Biotech riboPOOLs

27 November, 2019

Ribosomal RNA depletion pools (riboPOOLs) by siTOOLs Biotech provide a flexible solution for rRNA depletion. With a diverse selection of ready-made riboPOOLs and the ability to create custom riboPOOLs, the products are suitable for sequencing experts with custom demands and scientists working on rare species.

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