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2nd April 2020  Product update: Zymo Research

High-Throughput Workstation Streamlines RNA Extraction of SARS-CoV-2 


Zymo Research has announced a partnership with Tecan to launch a ready-to-go processing solution to streamline viral DNA/RNA extraction from nasopharyngeal swabs, oropharyngeal swabs, saliva, sputum, plasma, and serum. The DreamPrep NAP workstation, featuring Zymo Research’s Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead Kit, simplifies the process by providing pre-loaded scripts, optimized for viral RNA extraction, that is currently being validated for COVID-19 assays by high complexity testing labs.

As the COVID-19 pandemic expands, laboratories are scaling up testing using high-throughput automated workflows to isolate the viral RNA for subsequent detection. These workflows typically require time-consuming scripting, configuration, and optimization for the nucleic acid extraction to function properly, which can dramatically decrease lab scalability in this critical time.

Zymo Research has dramatically increased its supply of the Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead extraction kits. And have expanded their team of technical experts to help with the global effort. Both Zymo Research and Tecan are giving the highest priority to assist researchers who are extracting viral RNA using the DreamPrep NAP workstation.”

In the past year, Zymo Research and Tecan have worked together to optimize magnetic bead-based extraction of viral RNA using the cutting-edge DreamPrep NAP workstation. The result of this collaboration is a preprogrammed, preconfigured, load-and-go system that is optimized for high-throughput viral RNA extraction. The workstation features a user-friendly interface and guided setup to streamline implementation.


    

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Date Published: 2nd April 2020

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