Press Release – A Fully Automated Solution for DNA Isolation From 10 mL of Whole Blood Providing More Throughput Than Current Systems

NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Omega Bio-tek, a biotech company based in Norcross, Georgia, announces the launch of its new product, Mag-Bind® Blood DNA HV Kit, which can extract genomic DNA from large volume blood samples in a fully automated solution. The solution integrates the novel extraction chemistry on the Hamilton Microlab® STAR™ liquid handling platform to provide a high throughput solution for applications such as biorepositories, genomics research, and pharmacogenomics that require substantial amounts of DNA to be extracted from large-volume samples.

There are several kits and automated workflows on the market that can process blood samples with volumes in the range of 100-250µL but not many options exist for volumes as high as 10mL. With Omega Bio-tek’s new automated workflow, twenty-four 10 mL blood samples can be processed in 2.5 hours without compromising on DNA yield and quality.

“The attractive feature of this workflow is its scalability that it can work from volumes as little as 250 µL to 10 mL with the same hardware configuration and no additional expensive accessories on the Hamilton platform,” said Travis Butts, Business Director of Omega Bio-tek. “With the growing landscape of biobanks, personalized medicine and genetics research, there is an immense market need for automated and reliable solutions to extract DNA for large sample volumes while keeping costs at a reasonable level.”

The robust performance of this automated workflow ensures high molecular weight DNA extraction making it attractive for third generation sequencing technologies such as those produced by Pacific Biosciences and Oxford Nanopore that requires longer single molecule DNA fragments.

Mag-Bind® Blood DNA HV Kit is for Research Use Only


Omega Bio-tek, headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, is a leading global manufacturer of nucleic acid purification reagents for the life science community. With innovative and proprietary nucleic acid purification technologies, we offer solutions for clinical and basic research, diagnostics, biotechnology applications. Our goal is to equip customers with high-quality products to improve their workflows whether using automation or processing manually. Omega Bio-tek believes that “quality in” equals “quality out.” Omega Bio-tek has earned its ISO 9001 certification on its commitment to quality. Visit for more information on our products and services.

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