Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new sample preparation solutions to simplify and automate respiratory diagnostic testing

Dec. 18, 2023
New Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex Dx system and Applied Biosystems MagMAX Dx Isolation Kit improve preanalytical workflows for clinical laboratories.

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex Dx, an automated nucleic acid purification instrument, and Applied Biosystems MagMAX Dx Viral/Pathogen NA Isolation Kit for the isolation and purification of viral and bacterial pathogens from respiratory biological specimens. Together these products provide laboratories with an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and in vitro diagnostic regulation (IVD-R) approved automated sample preparation solutions for increased confidence in downstream results.

The high-throughput, versatile KingFisher Apex Dx system enables scientists’ labs to recover quality nucleic acids for sensitive downstream applications. The system is designed to be a part of a modular sample preparation to real-time PCR analysis workflow providing precise results, accurate data management, and robust security features that meet cybersecurity and diagnostic regulatory standards. Additionally, the MagMAX Dx Viral/Pathogen NA Isolation kit offers advanced formulation to ensure reproducible results and is automation compatible with the KingFisher Apex Dx.

The KingFisher Apex Dx system automates the extraction of up to 24 or 96 DNA, RNA, protein, or cell samples and transitions from clinical research to diagnostics by offering research use only (RUO) and IVD software modes. It can be integrated with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or Laboratory Information System (LIS) via Diomni Enterprise Software.

The MagMAX Dx Viral/Pathogen NA Isolation Kit offers a new advanced formulation to maximize nucleic acid yield from routinely tested respiratory pathogens such as S. aureusM. tuberculosis, influenza, RSV, and SARS-CoV-2. This kit also helps laboratories meet greener policies with REACH-compliant components and responsibly sourced packaging.

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