Scale up your RNA extraction for
SARS-CoV-2 research and detection

“The Dreamprep NAP workstation has helped labs around the world quickly and easily scale their COVID-19 testing solutions with push-to-start sample purification.”

Zymo received FDA emergency use approval and CE-IVD mark for their Quick- DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead kit.

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The DreamPrep NAP workstation featuring Zymo Research simplifies your nucleic acid extraction workflows – today and in the future. Its optimized workflow for the Quick- DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead kit was developed and verified in close collaboration with Zymo Research, and allows purification of up to 96 samples in less than two hours.

DreamPrep NAP COVID-19

Zymo Research recently evaluated the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit in a workflow to detect SARS-CoV-2 – the causative agent of COVID-19. Figure 1 shows qPCR results (data obtained by Zymo Research following the kit instructions in a manual workflow).

A significant inventory of the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit is available to address increasing global demand for optimal viral RNA extraction tools.

Figure 1: RT-qPCR amplification plots for a clinical sample and controls using a SARS-CoV-2 assay.
A sputum sample (200 µl stabilized in 2x 200 µl of DNA/RNA Shield™ transport and storage medium) was purified using the Quick-DNA/RNA Viral MagBead kit and eluted in 50 µl of DNase/RNase-free water. From this purified sample, 2.5 µl were analyzed using RT-qPCR to test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using human RNase P, 2019 nCoV_N1 (CV-1), 2019 nCoV_N2 (CV-2), and 2019 nCoV_N3 (CV-3) primer sets. Purified HeLa RNA and purified HeLa RNA spiked with a known target were used as negative and positive controls, respectively. RNase P crossed the Ct value before 35 cycles, indicating that the sample is of acceptable quality for the test.

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Is your extraction procedure delivering inhibitor-free viral DNA/RNA for highly sensitive downstream detection?

Learn how DreamPrep NAP can process your increased workload using Zymo’s Quick-DNA/RNA Viral extraction chemistry.


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Dr. Christopher Mason, Associate Professor at Weil Cornell Medical College, and his lab are in New York, at the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US. He is examining the variation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA as it moves around the world. Learn more about the heroic efforts of his lab to meet throughput demands and the essential role of automation.

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Detailed analyses of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 samples reveal extraordinary insights. Join Dr. Christopher Mason from Weill Cornell Medicine as he examines host responses, viral diversification and more based on transcriptome and profiling data.

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