Pathogen detection

Choose your target and we’ll help you get a bull’s-eye.
Detect the presence of pathogens

LGC Biosearch Technologies offers end to end traceability and security of reagent supply for your mission critical raw materials. These are made in-house ensuring they conform to the highest manufacturing standards. Our range of high-quality chemistries can be bought in any quantity, so that you can start small and scale up when you’re ready. With a technical support team of scientists on standby, you can access support with any stage of your workflow. Explore our comprehensive catalogue of off-the-shelf kits for use in PCR-based pathogen detection as well as high-quality individual assay components to support diagnostic assay developers and manufacturers.

RapiDxFire qPCR 5X Master Mix GF is lyo-compatible with a glycerol-free, triton-free formulation that enables increased sensitivity. 48-hour reaction benchtop stability that’s perfect for automated or point-of-care workflows.

We offer custom oligo synthesis from research grade
to commercial diagnostics and therapeutic applications

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Prepare samples that maximise downstream success

PCR testing looks for the presence of nucleic acid sequences specific to the pathogen(s) of interest, such as SARS-CoV-2. Depending on your sensitivity requirements, the nucleic acid may be isolated from the sample via crude extraction or high-quality purification. Biosearch Technologies' oKtopure™ automated high-throughput extraction system and SARS-CoV-2 qualified sbeadex™ Pathogen Nucleic Acid Purification Kit is a scalable solution for recovering 100% of RNA. Utilise RapiDxFire Lyo-Flex 1-Step RT-qPCR 5X Master Mix for one-step viral/pathogen detection in centralised and point of care (POC) workflows.

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Automate nucleic acid extraction at high-throughput with oKtopure.

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sbeadex Pathogen Nucleic Acid Purification Kit

Purify high-quality RNA at high yield with the magnetic bead-based sbeadex Pathogen Nucleic Acid Purification Kit, which has been validated for use in SARS-CoV-2 detection.

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RapiDxFire Lyo-Flex 1-Step RT-qPCR 5X Master Mix

Designed for one-step viral/pathogen detection for both centralised and point of care (POC) workflows.

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We’re committed to the accuracy of
our SARS-CoV-2 PCR assays

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Genomic surveillance

Mutations within a virus’ genome may influence viral characteristics such as transmissibility, immune escape and more. An RT-PCR-based assay can rapidly determine whether that viral sample contains the wild type or mutation, as long as that genome has already been sequenced through methods like whole genome sequencing.

Using qPCR is essential for genomic surveillance because it helps communities control outbreak and find opportunities to prevent further transmission. Monkeypox cases have been rising in non-endemic countries worldwide so it is key for assay developers to respond quickly.

Enabling your rapid response to the pandemic

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Implement a fully automated PCR detection platform at any scale

Biosearch Technologies’ experienced team has previously developed automated purification and amplification workflows under FDA EUA and CE-IVD requirements for SARS-CoV-2 detection. These automated PCR workflows have achieved throughputs of up to 150,000 tests per day and can be configured to a variety of screening or testing applications based on your requirements.

Redefine high-throughput

Run up to 35,000 patient samples per day per system.

Scale up for mass testing

Complete 110,000+ test results every 24 hours on a single system.