Enabling agile SARS-CoV-2 detection
now and into the future

Evolve your genomics alongside an evolving virus

You need your suppliers to pivot in tandem with each surge and lull of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our customers
love our unique approach to collaboration - we’re more than just a supplier; we’re your partner. We thrive when we
work closely with our customers by offering our technical expertise to deliver high-quality extraction chemistries,
oligos, PCR reagents, quality control solutions and instrumentation so they can get the results they desire.

Why choose Biosearch Technologies to support your COVID-19 detection programmes?
Unmatched quality
Stringent risk mitigation

Proven track record supporting past public health crises such as the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu outbreak.

Unmatched quality manufacture of oligonucleotides backed by expert knowledge for customisation. All probes are HPLC purified. Lot-to-lot consistency. ISO 9001 compliant.

Scalable extraction chemistries, enzymes and master mixes to develop your optimal kit. Lyo-compatible options.

Widest selection of nucleic acid chemistry (NAC) reagents and CPG solid supports, including gold standard BHQ and BBQ quenchers from original source.

Rigorous contamination mitigation to ensure the reliability of your assays.

Vertically integrated manufacturing operations supported by global logistics to ensure a resilient supply chain.

"The probes are easy to use and the best value on the market. You can scale up the production size by contacting LGC and they are more than happy to synthesize any size you need and have it delivered in a timely fashion."

Mylene Theriault
Newborn Screening Ontario- Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (BHQplus™ Probes)


Assay components, tools and iInstrumentation​

Automation-compatible products for high-quality RNA extraction and purification from a range of clinical samples, including upper respiratory specimens.

  • sbeadex™ Pathogen Nucleic Acid Purification Kit

    Bead-based nucleic acid purification chemistry that enables automated high-throughput extraction and purification of high-quality RNA.

  • QuickExtract™ RNA Extraction Kit​

    Rapid extraction of RT-PCR ready RNA from cultured mammalian cells.

  • QuickExtract™ DNA Extraction Kit

    Simple, rapid extraction of PCR-ready DNA for screening and genotyping type applications from hair follicles, quill-end cells of feathers, tissue-culture cells, buccal cells and other sample types.

  • MasterPure™ Complete DNA and RNA Purification Kits​

    These kits generate high yields of genomic DNA, total cellular DNA or total nucleic acids (TNA) in under 60 minutes. The technology is solution-based and may be scaled up or down as needed to deliver high-quality nucleic acid for use in various applications, including NGS.

  • mag™

    Our mag kits are a high-throughput and cost-effective DNA isolation method suitable for PCR, sequencing and genotyping. Like sbeadex, mag uses magnetic beads to bind DNA but uses salt and alcohol-based wash buffers to remove contaminants before the final elution step.

High-performance reverse transcriptase (RT) options that can fit into a range of workflows.

Sensitive pathogen detection with our trusted master mix reagents.

Custom synthesised and pre-designed probes and primers

Pick and choose which COVID-19 signatures work best for your lab with individual RUO probes and primers using sequences as designated by Charité and US CDC protocols:

Custom, bulk oligos that can scale with demand

Nucleic Acid Chemistry reagents for in-house synthesis

We are the inventor and source manufacturer of BHQ™ and BBQ™ dyes, not to mention CAL Fluor™ and Quasar™ products, and support oligonucleotide synthesis with decades of combined expertise and experience from our Prime Synthesis, BioAutomation, LINK and Berry & Associates brands.

Stellaris RNA FISH probes

Stellaris™ RNA FISH is a RNA visualisation method that allows simultaneous detection, localisation and quantification of individual mRNA molecules at the cellular level. Hepp, C. et al. developed an affordable and sensitive rapid viral FISH protocol (rvFISH) to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 20 minutes using probes designed by the Stellaris online probe designer. Read more.

  • SARS-CoV-2 Variant ValuPanel™ assays

    These assays consist of separately delivered probes and primers that are designed for qualitative detection of specific SARS-CoV-2 mutations by genotyping using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).

  • SARS-CoV-2, FluSC2 Multiplex Probe

    CAL Fluor Red 610-ATT GCA ACA[Nova] ATC CAT GAG CAG TGC TGA CTC-BHQ2. Available in 25 nmol and 250nmol.

  • AccuPlex™ SARS-CoV-2 Verification Panel

    These quality solutions encompass molecular, serology, NGS and antigen performance monitoring tools to support early detection of infection and surveillance efforts.


  • oKtopure™

    Automate nucleic acid extraction at high-throughput with oKtopure™.

  • Nexar™

    A highly scalable solution for PCR-based genotyping used for Inline Liquid Handling and Assay Processing System.

  • IntelliQube™

    The world’s only fully automated high-throughput multiplexing qPCR system. Using Array Tape™ technology, IntelliQube automates assay preparation, plate sealing, qPCR cycling and detection in a multiplexing system.

  • MerMade

    Mermade 12 is designed to synthesize DNA, RNA and LNA oligonucleotides in a column format ideal for a lab requiring medium throughput with maximum flexibility. This instrument has been placed in many universities, pharma and diagnostic companies operating in cGMP environments.


Need guidance on selecting the right system for your experiment?

Speak to one of our scientists who can talk you through customisation options based on your needs.

"Easy to understand the instructions. SARS-CoV-2 Variant ValuPanel™ assays gives highly specific and quality results. Highly recommended."

Mahreen Wali Muhammad
University of Karachi (SARS-CoV-2 Variant ValuPanel™ assays)

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LGC is proud to have worked with many of the world-leading IVD companies, clinical laboratories, governments and regulatory agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Viruses are endemic, and rapid accurate detection of a wide range of known and novel pathogens is a core part of managing healthcare globally, now and into the future.

Partner with us, to get your assays up and running quickly, to optimise or to scale and grow with support from an experienced friendly service team every step of the way.​

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