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Two Hamilton STARs and their many configurations

The MagEx STAR and STARlet are fully automated solutions for magnetic bead-based nucleic acid extraction and is ideal for isolation of pathogen RNA from Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is designed to be used with a variety of kit chemistries from leading partners, including those that are FDA or IVD approved, and can process up to 96 samples at a time.

Popular Kits Supported on this Platform


NucleoMag® Pathogen RNA and DNA Isolation Kit from Macherey-Nagel (Available as CE-IVD certified kit)

ThermoFisher Scientific

MagMAX™ Viral/Pathogen NA Extraction from Thermo Fisher Scientific

Omega Bio-Tek

Mag-BIND® Viral DNA/RNA Kit from Omega Biotek

Quick-DNA/RNA™ Viral MagBead Kit from Zymo Research

MAG Ex is partnered with Promega

Maxwell® HT Viral TNA Kit, Custom from Promega®


Magnetic Bead-Based NA Extraction

The MagEx workflow includes Lyse, Bind, Wash, Dry, Elute

The Lysis step is completed offline in a biosafety cabinet, per CDC guidelines.

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