The first step is rapid nucleic acid extraction, enabling efficient sample preparation with minimal intervention. Whether it’s a farmer’s field in Uganda to diagnose cassava mosaic virus or the depths of the Pacific Ocean to sample and analyze water pathogens, we are putting rapid extraction capabilities in the places they are needed.
Today, we are integrating our foundational expertise in microfluidics and nucleic acid extraction into a simple and elegant sample-to-result molecular diagnostic platform, creating the next generation of point-of-need solutions.
We’re pitching in to do our part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, expediting the development of our molecular diagnostic test to identify SARS-CoV-2 and influenza types A and B at the point of need.
Our enzymatic approach sets the standard for DNA and RNA extraction. Single-tube protocols isolate and stabilize nucleic acids in minutes – not hours – without harsh chemicals or multiple steps. Reduced handling means fewer opportunities for contamination and errors, all saving time and money.
Click on your sample type to learn more about our extraction reagents and incorporating them into your workflow.
Gram-positive, Gram-negative, protozoa, colonies and liquid cultures, biofilm and mucosal, archaea, swabs, and metagenomic DNA (soil, stool, and water)
Plant (leaf, stem, root), plant pathogens, fungi
Extract DNA from cells in suspension, adhered cells, cell pellets, VACS, and LCM
Extract DNA from sperm cells, semen, semen stains, and vaginal swabs
Extract RNA from mammalian cell culture, laser capture micro-dissections, FACS-prepared cell populations such as macrophages
Extract DNA from liquid blood (fresh, EDTA, heparin, citrate), swab, stains, storage card (FTA)
Extract DNA from animal tissue including insect, mouse and rat tail tips, fish fins, ear tags, fat, muscle, tape lifts, hair
Our single-tube approach removes the need for multiple steps and harsh chemicals needed for conventional extraction methods.
Our thermostable proteinase functions at temperatures perfect for nucleic acid extraction – inactive at low temperatures, turning on at 75°C and irreversibly denaturing at 95°C.
No detergents. No denaturants. No complex steps. Only heat.
That’s temperature-driven nucleic acid extraction done effortlessly.
We use enzymes derived from these microorganisms to quickly and simply extract nucleic acid from many sample types. Temperature-driven enzymatic lysis offers significant advantages.
At MicroGEM, we’re explorers and innovators, pushing the boundaries of efficient sample preparation and rapid point-of-need diagnostics.