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Innovative New SmartLid™ - The Smarter Way for Rapid Viral DNA/RNA Extraction

publication date: Feb 5, 2024
author/source: Alpha Laboratories Ltd.


Through an exclusive new partnership with ProtonDx, (London, UK), Alpha Laboratories (Eastleigh, UK) proudly announces the launch of SmartLid™, a revolutionary magnetic key and lid system that streamlines the nucleic acid extraction process.

The groundbreaking solution is designed for rapid and efficient viral DNA/RNA extraction and simplifies the three crucial sample extraction steps - Lysis, Wash, and Elution - offering a smarter way to handle nucleic acids in molecular biology applications. With its innovative features, SmartLid sets a new benchmark in the field, offering scientists and researchers a smarter, faster, and eco-conscious solution for nucleic acid extraction.

The SmartLid advantage brings high yields of ultra-pure DNA/RNA for sensitive downstream processing and sets a new standard for speed in nucleic acid extraction efficiency. Powered by market-leading superparamagnetic beads, it delivers ultra-fast extractions, generating eluted DNA/RNA from up to 12 samples in less than 10 minutes.

The SmartLid process is user-friendly, requiring no electricity, minimal pipetting, and only three simple steps. This ensures market-leading ease-of-use, making it accessible for professionals at all levels. Applications include PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, LAMP, RT-LAMP, dPCR, RT-dPCR, and other amplification chemistries. Main sample types include cell-free or nearly cell-free liquid media such as VTM, eNAT, PBS, water, saliva, serum, plasma, urine, etc.

SmartLid™ is designed to minimise plastic waste, with cartons and paper inserts made from recycled content and are fully recyclable. Additionally, magnetic keys are reusable, contributing to the reduction of rare-earth waste.

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About Alpha Laboratories Ltd

Established in 1975, Alpha Laboratories’ ongoing mission is to continually find new ways to help science improve people’s lives through its evolving specialist diagnostic and laboratory solutions.  Through worldwide connections and relationships with leading manufacturers, established and emerging suppliers, the company sources the best products to help solve the problems faced in laboratories or clinics every day. The company is BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 accredited.

The top-quality range of laboratory consumables includes Pastettes®, pipette tips, pipettes, general liquid handling, microtubes, racks, PCR consumables and UN3373 compliant sample transport packaging. The research market is supported with an extensive range of antibodies and reagents for numerous disciplines. The diagnostics portfolio offers specialist assays, controls, reagents and instruments used in blood grouping, clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostasis, immunology and rapid test specialities. Specialist areas include bowel cancer screening plus inflammatory bowel disease testing and monitoring.


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