New Drop-in kit for COVID-19 sample processing on the KingFisher Flex

Magnostics’ NExCoV-KF® kit is a magnetic bead based nucleic acid purification technology intended for isolation and purification of viral RNA and DNA from human nasopharyngeal swabs with the Thermo Scientific® KingFisher Flex magnetic particle processor. It is specifically designed to recover RNA from SARS-CoV-2 viral particles contained in viral transport media based on the Aurosphere® beads. Clinical evaluation by independent laboratories have demonstrated excellent performance using several Master Mixes.  The Aurosphere® beads, however, result in higher extraction efficiencies at Ct values greater than 30 resulting in higher sensitivities and specificities. This kit is produced to ISO13485 standards and intended for use by qualified clinical and laboratory personnel specially instructed and trained in the techniques of magnetic bead purification and in in vitro diagnostic procedures.